Pseudomys gouldii Waterhouse, 1839:67

Gould’s mouse, Gould's eastern mouse, Gould's pseudomys, Gould's native mouse, Gould's false-mouse, Gould's rat (used by Krefft, 1871:2; Lucas & Le Souëf, 1909:28), South Australian rat (Gray, 1843:111), kurn-dyne, koontin

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Thetomys gouldii Waterhouse, 1839:67; Mus gouldi Waterhouse, 1839:67; Mus Gouldii Waterhouse, 1839:67; Pseudomys fieldii (Waite, 1896)
Pseudomys praeconis Thomas, 1910; Pseudomys rawlinnae Troughton, 1932

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1856-1857 (Menkhorst, 2009); "about 1930" (Calaby & Lee, 1989:55)

Taxonomically rediscovered by (Roycroft, 2020; Roycroft et al., 2021)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct

 

Distribution

New South Wales (western), South Australia & Western Australia (southern), Australia

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

ABTC8146 (Roycroft et al., 2021, 2022)

SAM M4889/002 SF

MV c955 (Roycroft et al., 2021b)

NHM 1855.12.24.149 (lectotype; Roycroft et al., 2021b)

WA M8111 (Kitchener & Vicker, 1981:111)

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

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