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), Field's false-mouse (as P. fieldi), Shaggy mouse (as P. fieldi), Shaggy-haired mouse (as P. fieldi), Alice Springs mouse (as P. fieldi), Shark Bay mouse (as P. fieldi), kurn-dyne, koontin, djoongari



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

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


Conservation Status

Last record: 1856-1857 (Menkhorst, 2009); 1857 (Fisher & Blomberg, 2012); "about 1930" (Calaby & Lee, 1989:55)

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

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



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


Biology & Ecology




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)






Original scientific description:

Waterhouse. (1839). [description of Pseudomys gouldii]. Zool. Voy. H.M.S. "Beagle,", Mammalia (2): 67. [volume 1?]


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