Pseudomys gouldii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Pseudomys gouldii (Waterhouse, 1839)
Common Name(s):
English Gould's Mouse

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2012-12-31
Assessor(s): Burbidge, A.A. & Woinarski, J.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Dixon, J.
Gould’s Mouse is listed as Extinct as it has not been collected since 1856-57 despite numerous surveys within former range.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species was endemic to Australia, where it has been reported as living animals, and from subfossil remains, from south-western Western Australia, eastern South Australia, and New South Wales (Dixon 2008).
Countries occurrence:
Regionally extinct:
Australia (New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia)
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Population [top]

Population:The species is extinct.
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:

John Gilbert, who collected for John Gould, reported that, at New Norcia, Western Australia, Gould’s Mouse inhabited burrows in ‘small families of from four to eight in number, inhabiting the same burrow, and even the same nest of dried soft grasses’ (Gould 1863).


Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The reasons for the decline of this species are unclear. However, extinction is likely to have been due to predation by feral cats, habitat degradation by livestock and inappropriate fire regimes.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is extinct.

Citation: Burbidge, A.A. & Woinarski, J. 2016. Pseudomys gouldii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T18551A22398682. . Downloaded on 23 September 2018.
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