Notomys mordax Thomas, 1922:317
Darling Downs hopping mouse
Taxonomy & Nomenclature
Last record: 1846 or before (Ride, 1970:202)
IUCN RedList status: Extinct
The Darling Downs hopping mouse is only known from a single skull from Darling Downs, Queensland, believed to have been collected sometime during the 1840's (Watts, 2008). According to (Ride, 1970:202) it was among material which Charles Coxen sent to his brother-in-law John Gould, and which was registered in the British Museum in 1846.
New South Wales (inferred) and Darling Downs, Queensland, Australia
Holotype: BMNH 184.108.40.206 (damaged skull)
Original scientific description:
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