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Pseudomys glaucus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA MURIDAE

Scientific Name: Pseudomys glaucus
Species Authority: Thomas, 1910
Common Name(s):
English Blue-grey Mouse, Blue-gray Mouse
Taxonomic Notes: This species was previously regarded as a synonym of Pseudomys apodemoides.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Lamoreux, J.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Chanson, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Extinct because the species has not been recorded since 1956, despite intensive survey work within its original range.
History:
1996 Critically Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species was formerly found in Queensland and northern New South Wales in Australia (Dickman 2008).
Countries:
Regionally extinct:
Australia
Range Map: Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population: It is presumed extinct. The species is known only from three specimens, two from Queensland, one from Cryon in northern New South Wales (Dickman 2008). The last record is from 1956. Surveys at Cryon in the early 1990s did not find this species (Dickman 2008).

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The habitat and ecology of this species is unknown.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It probably went extinct due to a combination of habitat loss and predation, but this is unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Lamoreux, J. 2008. Pseudomys glaucus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 December 2014.
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