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Notomys longicaudatus Gould, 1844:104

Long-tailed hopping mouse, Long-tailed jerboa-rat (Ogilby, 1892:119), kor-tung, gool-a-wa, koolawa

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Hapalotis longicaudata Gould, 1844:104; Notomys longicaudatus sturti Thomas, 1921; Conilurus longicaudatus Gould, 1844:104

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1901 (Ride, 1970:202); 1901-2 (Parker, 1973:26)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct

 

A specimen was collected by (Sturt, 1847) from the Coonabaralba Range in 1845.

 

According to (Ride, 1970:202) this species was last collected in 1901 at Barrow Creek by Spencer and Gillen.

"A small fragment of skull found in 1977 in a recent owl pellet—a regurgitated bolus of fur and bones—near The Granites in the Northern Territory suggests that it may have survived longer than historical collection records indicate."

Source: https://rainforestinfo.org.au/spp/Schouten/long.htm

The above probably refers to (Smith, 1977).

 

Distribution

NSW, NT, SA and WA, Australia

 

Prehistorically: Boodie Cave, Barrow Island, Western Australia, Australia

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

SAM M4392 (Breed, 1990:201)

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Gould, John. (1844). [description of Notomys longicaudatus]. Proc. zool. Soc Lond. 1844: 104.

 

Other references:

Abbott, Ian. (2001). Aboriginal names of mammals species in south-west Western Australia. CALMScience 3(4): 433-486.

Anonymous. (1973). Additional protection for rare fauna. S.W.A.N.S. 4(2): 31-33.

Anonymous. (1977). Terrestrial native mammals of Western Australia. S.W.A.N.S. 7(1): 7-8. [a mere listing as being native to WA]

Baynes, Alexander. (1984). Native mammal remains from Wilgie Mia Aboriginal Ochre Mine: evidence of the pre-European fauna of the western arid zone. Records of the Western Australian Museum 11(3): 297-310.

Bamford, Mandy et al. (2009). Mammals of the Avon Region. Bentley, W.A.: Department of Environment and Conservation. 132 pp. [pp. 110-111]

Baynes, Alexander and Jones, Barbara. (1993). The mammals of Cape Range peninsula, Western Australia, pp. 207-226. In: Humphreys, W. F. (ed.). The Biogeography of Cape Range, Western Australia. Perth: Western Australian Museum.

Baynes, Alexander and McDowell, Matthew C. (2010). The original mammal fauna of the Pilbara biogeographic region of north-western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 78: 285-298.

Baynes, Alexander, Piper, Cassia J. and Thorn, Kailah M. (2019). An experimental investigation of differential recovery of native rodent remains from Australian palaeontological and archaeological deposits. Records of the Western Australian Museum 34(1): 1-30.

Brazenor, C. W. (1934). A revision of the Australian jerboa mice. Mem. Natn. Mus. 8: 74-89.

Breed, W. G. (1990). Reproductive anatomy and sperm morphology of the long-tailed hopping-mouse, Notomys longicaudatus (Rodentia: Muridae). Australian Mammalogy 13(2): 201-204.

Burbidge, Andrew A., Fuller, P. J. and McKenzie, N. L. (1995). Vertebrate fauna. In: Keighery, G. J., McKenzie, N. L. and Hall, N. J. (eds.). The Biological Survey of the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia. Part 12. Barlee–Menzies Study Area. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 49: 208-245.

Copley, P. B., Kemper, C. M. and Medlin, G. C., 1989. The mammals of northwestern South Australia. Rec. S. Aust. Mus. 23: 75-88.

Dixon, Joan M. (1983). Long-tailed hopping-mouse, Notomys longicaudatus, pp. 435. In: Strahan, Ronald (ed.). The Australian Museum Complete book of Australian mammals. Angus and Robertson : Sydney. ["Coonabaralba Range, mistakenly described as being in Queensland" (Ellis, 1995:40)]

Dixon, J. M. (1995). Long-tailed hopping Mouse, Notomys longicaudatus. Pp. 577-578. In: Strahan, Ronald (ed.). The Mammals of Australia. Chatswood, N.S.W.: Reed Books. 756 pp.

Ellis, Murray. (1995). A discussion of the large extinct rodents of Mootwingee National Park, western New South Wales. Australian Zoologist 30(1): 39-42.

Endangered Species Committee of the Total Environment Centre. (1983). Our Wildlife in Peril. Frenchs Forest, NSW: Reed.

Finlayson, Hedley Herbert. (1940). On central Australian mammals. Part I: The Muridae. Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 64: 125-136.

Finlayson, Hedley Herbert. (1961). On central Australian mammals. Part IV. The distribution and status of central Australian species. Records of the South Australian Museum 14: 141-192.

Fisher, Clem T. (1984). Australasian mammal specimens in the collections of Merseyside County Museums. Australian Mammology 7(4): 205-213.

Flannery, Timothy. (1990). Australia's Vanishing Mammals: Endangered and Extinct Native Species. Sydney: RD Press. 192 pp.

Freudenthal, M. and Martín-Suárez, E. (2013). Estimating body mass of fossil rodents. Scripta Geologica 145: 1-130. [0.100 kg min. mass estimate]

Goodwin, Harry A. and Goodwin, J. M. (1973). List of mammals which have become extinct or are possibly extinct since 1600. Int. Union Conserv. Nat. Occas. Pap. 8: 1-20.

Gould, John. (1846). Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. The Tasmanian journal of natural science, agriculture, statistics, &c. 2(11): 440-447. [pp. 440-442]

Gould, John. (1863). The Mammals of Australia. Volume 3. London: Self published.

Henry-Hall, N.J. (1990). Nature conservation reserves in the Eastern Goldfields, Western Australia (southern two-thirds of CTRC System 11). Unpublished report submitted to the EPA Red Book Task Force. Environmental Protection Authority, Perth, Western Australia. [Appendix 13]

Hoser, Raymond T. (1991). Endangered Animals of Australia. Mosman, NSW: Pierson & Co. 240 pp. [pp. 166]

How, R. A., Cooper, N. K. and Bannister, J. L. (2001). Checklist of the mammals of Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement No. 63: 91-98.

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.

Kendrick, George W. and Porter, Jennifer K. (1974). Remains of a Thylacine (Marsupialia: Dasyuroidea) and other fauna from caves in the Cape Range, Western Australia. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 56(4): 116-122. [either N. amplus or N. longicaudatus]

Kitchener, D. J., Chapman, A., Muir, B. G. and Palmer, M. (1980). The conservation value for mammals of reserves in the western Australian wheatbelt. Biological Conservation 18(3): 179-207. [last specimen in WA Wheatbelt collected in 1843]

Krefft, Gerard. (1871). The Mammals of Australia, Illustrated by Harriett Scott and Helena Forde for the Council of Education ; With a Short Account of All the Species Hitherto Described. Sydney: Thomas Richards, Government Printer.

Mahoney, J. A. (1969). A reidentification of the Australian Muridae in the Leiden Museum listed by F. A. Jentink in 1887 and 1888. Zoologische Mededelingen 43(21): 279-286.

Mahoney, J. A., and B. J. Richardson. 1988. Muridae. Pp. 154-192, in Zoological catalogue of Australia. Mammalia (J. L. Bannister, et. al.). Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 5: 1-274.

Morris, K. & Burbidge, A. (2008). Notomys longicaudatus. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 18 September 2012.

Morse, Kate. (1993). Who can see the sea? Prehistoric Aboriginal occupation of the Cape Range peninsula. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 45: 227-242.

Murray, Ellis. (1995). A discussion of the large extinct rodents of Mootwingee National Park, western New South Wales. Australian Zoologist 30(1): 39-42.

Ogilby, J. Douglas. (1892). Catalogue of Australian Mammals, with Introductory Notes on General Mammalogy. Australian Museum, Sydney: Catalogue No. 16: viii + 142 pp. [p. 119]

Parker, Shane A. (1973). An annotated checklist of the native land mammals of the Northern Territory. Records of the South Australian Museum 16(11): 1-57.

Pavey, Chris. (2006). Notomys longicaudatus. Department of Natural Resources, Environment and the Arts, Northern Territory Government. Accessed 8 May, 2011.

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

Robinson, A. C., C. M. Kemper, G. C. Medlin, and C. H. S. Watts. 2000. The rodents of South
Australia. Wildlife Research, 27:379-404.

Smith, M. J. (1977). Remains of mammals, including Notomys longicaudatus (Gould) (Rodentia: Muridae), in owl pellets from the Flinders Ranges. S. A. Australian Wildlife Research 4(2): 159-170. [Abstract]

Sturt, Charles. (1847). Narrative of an Expedition into Central Australia. Greenwood Press: New York.

Tate, G. H. H. (1951). Results of the Archbold Expeditions. No. 65. The rodents of Australia and New Guinea. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 97: 183-430.

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.

Troughton, Ellis Le Geyt. (1941). Furred Animals of Australia. Sydney: Angus and Robertson Ltd.

Waite, E. R. (1898). Observations on Muridae from central Australia. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 10: 114-128.

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

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