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Conilurus capricornensis Cramb & Hocknull, 2010

Capricorn rabbit(-)rat, Capricornian rabbit(-)rat

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Original scientific description:

Cramb, Jonathan and Hocknull, Scott. (2010). New Quaternary records of Conilurus (Rodentia: Muridae) from eastern and northern Australia with the description of a new species. Zootaxa 2634: 41-56. [Abstract]

 

Synonym/s: Conilurus sp. (Hocknull, 2005:55)

 

Conservation Status

Probably extinct, known only from subfossil remains.

Last Record: Holocene

 

Distribution

Queensland, Australia

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Cramb, Jonathan and Hocknull, Scott. (2010). New Quaternary records of Conilurus (Rodentia: Muridae) from eastern and northern Australia with the description of a new species. Zootaxa 2634: 41-56. [Abstract]

 

Other references:

Hocknull, Scott A. (2005). Ecological succession during the late Cainozoic of central eastern Queensland: extinction of adiverse rainforest community. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 51(1): 39-122. [automatic download]

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

Watts, C. H. S., Baverstock, P. R. and Birrell, J. and Krieg, M. (1992). Phylogeny of the Australian Rodents (Muridae) - a Molecular Approach Using Microcomplement Fixation of Albumin. Australian Journal of Zoology 40(1): 81-90. [Abstract]

Woinarski, J. and Burbidge, A. A. (2016). Conilurus capricornensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T75927841A75927844. Downloaded on 23 July 2016.

Woinarski, John C. Z., Burbidge, A. A. and Harrison, P. L. (2014). The Action Plan for Australian Mammals 2012. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood.

https://conference.australianarchaeology.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/2012-11-20-2012-AAA-conference-paper-abstracts.pdf

https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/18204/conilurus-capricornensis

 

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