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Pseudomys fieldi (Waite, 1896)

Field's false-mouse, Shaggy mouse, Shaggy-haired mouse, Alice Springs mouse, Shark Bay mouse, Djoongari

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Pseudomys praeconis Thomas, 1910; Pseudomys praconis Thomas, 1910; Thetomys praeconis Thomas, 1910

 

Originally known from one or more specimens collected in 1895. It was later found to be conspecific with the extant P. praeconis. Being the senior of the two binomials it was therefore taxonomically rediscovered, with P. praeconis and it's subjective synonyms becoming a synonym. However, P. fieldii has itself now been synonymised with the extinct P. gouldii, thus meaning the latter has itself now been rediscovered since it is the older of the two names (Roycroft, 2020).

 

Conservation Status

Last Record: June 1895 (Ride, 1970:203; Parker, 1973:24)

Taxonomically rediscovered (in 1998?)

 synonymised with P. gouldii (Roycroft, 2020)


IUCN RedList status: Vulnerable

 

Originally known from one or more specimens collected in 1895. It was later found to be conspecific with the extant P. praeconis. Being the senior of the two binomials it was therefore rediscovered.

 

Distribution

Northern Territory, South Australia & Western Australia, Australia

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

WAM 3771 (Kitchener & Vicker, 1981:116)
WAM 5528 (Kitchener & Vicker, 1981:116)
WAM 5530 (Kitchener & Vicker, 1981:116)
WAM 5543 (Kitchener & Vicker, 1981:116)
WAM 5555 (Kitchener & Vicker, 1981:116)
WAM 13996 (Kitchener & Vicker, 1981:116)
WAM 15305 (Kitchener & Vicker, 1981:116)
WAM 15306 (Kitchener & Vicker, 1981:116)

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Waite, E. (1896). Muridae, pp. 393-409. In: Spencer, Baldwin (ed.). Report on the work of the Horn Scientific Expedition to Central Australia. Pt. 2. Zoology. Melbourn: Melville, Muller, and Slade.

 

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