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
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."
The above probably refers to (Smith, 1977).
NSW, NT, SA and WA, Australia
Prehistorically: Boodie Cave, Barrow Island, Western Australia, Australia
SAM M4392 (Breed, 1990:201)
Original scientific description:
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