Notomys mordax 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Notomys mordax
Species Authority: Thomas, 1922
Common Name(s):
English Darling Downs 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 the species has not been recorded since it was collected in the 1840s, despite intensive survey work.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Extinct (EX)
1994 Extinct (Ex)
1990 Extinct (Ex)
1988 Extinct (Ex)
1986 Extinct (Ex)
1982 Extinct (Ex)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species was endemic to Australia. The species was described in 1922 from a single skull thought to have been collected on the Darling Downs, Queensland, in the 1840s (Watts 2008).
Countries occurrence:
Regionally extinct:
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Population [top]

Population: It is presumed to be extinct, and is known only from a single skull.
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The habitat and ecology of this species remain unrecorded.
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: There are no conservation measures pertaining to this species.

Citation: Baillie, J.E.M. 2008. Notomys mordax. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T14866A4466655. . Downloaded on 26 November 2015.
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