Notomys longicaudatus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Notomys longicaudatus
Species Authority: (Gould, 1844)
Common Name(s):
English Long-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): Morris, K. & Burbidge, A.
Reviewer(s): Lamoreux, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team) & Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority)
Listed as Extinct because it has not been recorded since it was last collected in 1901-1902.
1996 Extinct

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species was endemic to Australia, where it appears to have ranged through much of the central and western arid parts of the country (Dixon 2008).
Regionally extinct:
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Population [top]

Population: It is presumed to be extinct. It is known from very few specimens and remains collected at widespread localities. It was collected in Western Australia in the 1840s. The last specimens of this species were collected in 1901-1902 from the Northern Territory (Dixon 2008).

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It appears to have been associated with hard clay soils of arid and semi-arid areas, with a vegetation cover of acacia and eucalypt woodlands, hummock grassland, and low scrubland (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 rates by introduced predators such as foxes and domestic cats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Any reports of the persistence of this species, including finds of recent remains, should be reviewed to determine whether the species is possibly still extant.

Citation: Morris, K. & Burbidge, A. 2008. Notomys longicaudatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 02 September 2015.
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