Notomys amplus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Notomys amplus
Species Authority: Brazenor, 1936
Common Name(s):
English Short-tailed Hopping Mouse
French Souris Sauteuse
Spanish Ratones Saltadores De Australia

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Baillie, J.E.M.
Reviewer(s): Lamoreux, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team) & Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority)
Listed as Extinct because this species has not been recorded since 1896.
1996 Extinct
1986 Extinct

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This poorly known species was restricted to arid areas of central Australia. Abundant subfossil data suggest a very wide distribution in arid central and western Australia.
Regionally extinct:
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Population [top]

Population: It is believed to be extinct (Dixon 2008). The species is known only from two specimens collected at Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, in 1896, and also from remains in the northern Flinders Range, South Australia and nearby open plains (Dixon 2008).

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The habitat requirements of this species are not well known. The country in the area of collection is open gibber plain, desert grassland and low shrubland. Alternatively it may have been found in nearby sand ridge country (Dixon 2008).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The reasons for the loss of this species are unknown, but may be related to predation by introduced species such as foxes and feral cats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures pertaining to this species.

Citation: Baillie, J.E.M. 2008. Notomys amplus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 28 August 2015.
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