Rattus culmorum austrinus Thomas, 1921:427

South Australian spiny-haired rat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Now considered a synonym of R. tunneyi tunneyi.


Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym)

Last record: 1841 or before



Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia


Biology & Ecology










Harper, Francis. (1945). Extinct and Vanishing Mammals of the Old World. New York, N.Y.: American Committee for International Wildlife Protection, Special Publications 12: 1-850.

Musser, Guy G. and Carleton, Michael D. (2005). Superfamily Muroidea, pp. 894-1531. In: Wilson, Don E. and Reeder, Dee Ann M. (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vol. 2. Baltimore, Maryland, USA: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Watts, Christopher H. S. and Aslin, H. J. (1981). The Rodents of Australia. Angus & Robertson Publishers. ix + 321 pp. [RESULTS OF THE ARCHBOLD EXPEDITIONS. NO. 98 SYSTEMATICS OF NATIVE AUSTRALIAN RATTUS (RODENTIA, MURIDAE)]


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