|Scientific Name:||Potorous platyops|
|Species Authority:||(Gould, 1844)|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Extinct ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Australasian Mammal Assessment Workshop|
|Reviewer/s:||Lamoreux, J. & Hilton-Taylor, C. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)|
Listed as Extinct because it has not been recorded in more than 100 years despite extensive surveys.
|Range Description:||This species was endemic to Australia, where it once ranged from coastal South Australia westwards to Albany, Western Australia and northwards through the wheatbelt of Western Australia, at least as far north as the Geraldton region (Kitchener and Friend 2008).|
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|Population:||It is presumed to be extinct. The last known record was in the 1875 when five specimens were sold to the National Museum in Victoria (Kitchener and Friend 2008). Appropriate, targeted surveys have not recorded this species since.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||The species is very poorly known. It is not believed to have occurred in forested areas (Kitchener and Friend 2008).|
|Major Threat(s):||Presumably this species declined through feral cats and possibly disease.|
|Conservation Actions:||There are no conservation measures pertaining to this species.|
Kitchener, D. J. and Friend, J. A. 2008. Broad-faced Potoroo, Potorous platyops. In: S. Van Dyck and R. Strahan (eds), The mammals of Australia. Third Edition, pp. 301-302. Reed New Holland, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Maxwell, S., Burbidge, A. A. and Morris, K. 1996. The 1996 Action Plan for Australian Marsupials and Monotremes. Australasian Marsupial and Monotreme Specialist Group, IUCN Species Survival Commission, Gland, Switzerland.
Nowak R. M. 1991. Walker's Mammals of the World. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA and London, UK.
Thornback, J. and Jenkins, M. 1982. The IUCN Mammal Red Data Book. Part 1: Threatened mammalian taxa of the Americas and the Australasian zoogeographic region (excluding Cetacea). IUCN, Gland, Switzerland.
|Citation:||Australasian Mammal Assessment Workshop 2008. Potorous platyops. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.|