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Pseudomys oralis Thomas, 1921

Hastings River mouse, Hastings River rat

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Pseudomys australis oralis Thomas, 1921:621-622

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1846 (Watts, 1979:81)

Rediscovered in 1966 (Kirkpatrick, 1966)

 

Distribution

Queensland, Australia

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Thomas, Oldfield. (1921). On three new Australian rats. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., (9), 8: 618-622.

 

Other references:

Curtis, Lee K., Dennis, Andrew J., McDonald, Keith R., Kyne, Peter M. and Debus, Stephen J. S. (eds.). (2012). Queensland's Threatened Animals. Collingwood, Victoria: CSIRO Publishing. xv + 449 pp.

Fox, B.J., Read, D.G., Jeffreys, E. & Luo, J. (1994). Diet of the Hastings River Mouse (Pseudomys oralis). Wildlife Research 21: 491-505.

Gynther, I. (2000). Survey for the Hastings River Mouse at Mt Gipps, South-east Queensland. Report to the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, Southern Region, Moggil.

Gynther, I. C., and P. S. O’Reilly. (1995). A new locality for the Hastings River mouse, Pseudomys oralis, in Southeast Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 38(2): 513-518.

Hastings River Mouse Recovery Team. (1993). Interim Hastings River Mouse habitat identification guide, report prepared for NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Hurstville.

Iredale, Tom and Troughton, Ellis Le Geyt. (1934). A check-list of the mammals recorded from Australia. Mem. Aust. Mus. 6: i-xii, 1-122.

Jerry, D.R., Dow, T.A., Elphinstone M.S. and Baverstock P.R. (1998). Historical and contemporary maternal population structuring in the endangered Hastings River Mouse (Pseudomys oralis). Conservation Biology 12(5): 1017-1022.

Jerry, D.R., Dow, T.A., Elphinstone M.S. and Baverstock P.R. (2000). Species-level identification of Pseudomys using genetic techniques. Unpublished report to NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and State Forests of NSW.

Keating, J. (2000). Factors affecting the distribution of two rare small mammals at Grady's Creek, Border Ranges National Park, north-east NSW. Honours thesis, Southern Cross University, Lismore.

Kendall and Kendall Ecological Services 1999, Hastings River Mouse trapping program - Styx River State Forest, report for NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Hurstville.

King, G. C. (1984). Habitat utilised by Pseudomys oralis Thomas (Rodentia: Muridae). Australian Mammalogy 7: 139-147.

King, G.C. and Mackowski, C.M. 1986. Two new localities for Pseudomys oralis Thomas (Rodentia: Muridae). Australian Mammalogy 9: 63-65.

Kirkpatrick, T. H. (1966). Mammals, birds and reptiles of the Warwick District, Queensland. 1. Introduction and mammals. Queensland Journal of Agricultural and Animal Sciences 23: 591[-?].

Kirkpatrick, T. H. (1995). Hastings River mouse, Pseudomys oralis, pp. 614-615. In: Strahan, Ronald (ed.). The Mammals of Australia. Chatswood, N.S.W.: Reed Books. 756 pp.

Kirkpatrick, T. H. and Martin J. H. D. (1971). .Uncommon native fauna. Queensland Agricultural Journal 97: 114-115.

Lee, A. K. (1995). The Action Plan for Australian Rodents. Canberra: Australian Department of the Environment and Heritage.

Meek, Paul D. (2002a). Radio tracking and spool-and-line study of the Hastings River Mouse Pseudomys oralis (Muridae) in Marengo State Forest, NSW. Report to State Forests of New South Wales: Coffs Harbour.

Meek, P. D. (2002b). The nest of the Hastings River mouse Pseudomys oralis. Australian Mammalogy 24: 225-227.

Meek, P.D., McCray, K. & Cann, B. 2003, New records of Hastings River Mouse, Pseudomys oralis, from State Forests of NSW pre-logging surveys. Australian Mammalogy 25: 101-105.

Meek, P. D. and Triggs, Barbara. (1999). A record of Hastings river mouse (Pseudomys oralis) in a fox (Vulpes vulpes) scat from New South Wales. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 121: 193-197.

NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change. (2005). Recovery Plan for the Hastings River Mouse (Pseudomys oralis). Department of Environment and Climate Change (NSW), Hurstville.

Poole, M. A. (1994). The Hastings River mouse, Pseudomys oralis from Gambubal State Forest, Southeast Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 37(1): 280.

Price, Gilbert J., Louys, Julien, Smith Garry K. and Cramb Jonathan. (2019). Shifting faunal baselines through the Quaternary revealed by cave fossils of eastern Australia. PeerJ 6: e6099.

Pyke, G. H. and Read, D. G. (2002). Hastings River mouse Pseudomys oralis: a biological review. Australian Mammalogy 24(2): 151-176. [Abstract]

Read, D.G. 1988, Surveys for the rare Hastings River Mouse in south-east Queensland, report prepared for Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service, Brisbane.

Read, D.G. 1989a, Surveys for the Hastings River Mouse (Pseudomys oralis) in southern New South Wales, report prepared for NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Hurstville.

Read, D. (1989b). Elusive mouse lives up to its reputation. Aust. Geographic 15: 21.

Read, D. G. (1993). Body size in Hastings River mouse Pseudomys oralis (Rodentia: Muridae) from new and old locations. Australian Zoologist 29(1-2): 117-123.

Ride, W. D. L. (1960). The fossil mammalian fauna of the Burramys parvus breccia from the Wombeyan Caves, New South Wales. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 43: 74-80.

Ride, W. D. L. (1970). A Guide to the Native Mammals of Australia. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

Schram, F. R. and Turnbull, W. D. (1970). Structural composition and dental variations in the murids of the Broom Cave fauna, Late Pleistocene, Wombeyan Caves Area, N.S.W., Australia. Records of the Australian Museum 28(1): 1-24, plates 1-3.

Sharpe, D. 2000, ‘A pre-fire small mammal survey targeting the Hastings River Mouse at the Border Loop and Mt Gipps, Border Ranges National Park’, Report to the NPWS, Kyogle.

Smith, A.P., Ferrier, S., Hines, H. & Quin, D. 1996a, Modelling the geographic range of the endangered Hastings River Mouse
(Rodentia: Muridae) in north-east NSW, report for NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Coffs Harbour.

Smith, A.P., Phillips, C. & Townley, S. 1996b, Diet and habitat preference of the Hastings River Mouse (Pseudomys oralis)
(Rodentia: Muridae), report for NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Coffs Harbour.

Smith, A. P. and Quin, D. G. (1997). Microhabitat requirements of the Hastings River Mouse (Pseudomys oralis) (Rodentia: Muridae). Report to the Hastings River Mouse Recovery Team. AUSTECO Environmental Consultants: Armidale.

Tate, G. H. H. (1951). The rodents of Australia and New Guinea. Results of the Archbold Expeditions No. 65. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 97: 189-430.

Thornback, Jane and Jenkins, Martin (compilers). (1982). The IUCN Mammal Red Data Book. Part 1: Threatened Mammalian Taxa of the Americas and the Australasian Zoogeographic Region (Excluding Cetacea). Gland, Switzerland: IUCN. 516 pp.

Townley, S. (2000a). The ecology of the Hastings River Mouse Pseudomys oralis in north eastern NSW and Queensland. Ph.D. thesis, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW.

Townley, S. (2000b). Population ecology of the Hastings River Mouse Pseudomys oralis (Rodentia: Muridae) in north-eastern New South Wales and south-eastern Queensland, draft report for NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service by Southern Cross University, Lismore.

Townley, S. (2000c). Survey for the Hastings River Mouse in the upper Grady's Creek/Richmond Gap area, Northern Rivers Region, report for NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Kyogle.

Townley, S. (2008). Hastings River Mouse, Pseudomys oralis. In: S. Van Dyck and R. Strahan (eds), The mammals of Australia. Third Edition, pp. 646-648. Reed New Holland, Sydney, Australia.

Tweedie, T. D. and York, A. (1993). Survey Guidelines for the Hastings River Mouse (Pseudomys oralis), Forestry Commission of NSW Technical Paper No. 62, Forestry Commission of NSW, Sydney.

Watts, C. H. S. (1979). The status of endangered Australian rodents, pp. 75-83. In: Tyler, Michael J. (ed.). The Status of Endangered Australasian Wildlife. Adelaide: Royal Zoological Society of South Australia.

Watts, C. H. S. and Aslin, H. J. (1981). The Rodents of Australia. Sydney: Angus & Robertson.

Webster, S.A. 2001 ‘The post-fire response of the Hastings River Mouse in the Border Ranges National Park’, Unpublished Integrated Project, Southern Cross University, Lismore.

 

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