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Subspecies Bettongia lesueur lesueur (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

  • Hypsiprymnus lesueur Quoy, [J.R.C.] & Gaimard, [J.P.] 1824. Zoologie. In, Freycinet, L.C.D. de (ed.). Voyage autour du Monde, entrepris par ordre du Roi, exécuté sur les corvettes de S.M. Uranie et la Physicienne, pendant les années 1817, 1818, 1819 et 1820. Paris : Pillet Aîné Vol. 1 712 pp. 96 pls. [64].
    Type data:
    Syntype(s) MNHP A12737 comparative anatomy collection, Dirk Hartog's Is., Shark's Bay, WA; MNHP A12738, Dirk Hartog's Is., Shark's Bay, WA.
    Secondary source:
     Beaufort, F. de 1966. Catalogue des types des mammifères du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris. VI Monotremata. VII Marsupialia. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle. Paris 2 38(5): 509-553.
  • Perameles harveyi Waterhouse, G.R. 1842. On two new species of marsupial animals from South Australia. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1842: 47-48 [47].
    Type data:
     Holotype BMNH adult skin without feet (ex Zool. Soc.), SA.
  • Bettongia penicillata anhydra Finalyson, H.H. 1957. Preliminary description of two new forms of Bettongia (Marsupialia). Annals and Magazine of Natural History 12 10: 552-554 [552].
    Type data:
     Holotype SAMA M3582 partial skull with mandible (Wakefield, N.A. 1967. Some taxonomic revision in the Australian marsupial genus Bettongia (Macropodidae), with description of a new species. Victorian Naturalist 84: 8–22 3 pls 1 map [11] showed the holotype to be a specimen of Bettongia lesueur and not B. penicillata), near McEwin Hills, Lake MacKay area, NT.




New South Wales, Northern Territory, South Australia, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Western NSW, also Dorre, Bernier, Boodie and Barrow Ils., only re-introduced pupulations on the mainland

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


NSW, NT, SA, WA: Broken Hill Complex (BHC), Burt Plain (BRT), Channel Country (CHC), Coolgardie (COO), Cobar Peneplain (CP), Central Ranges (CR), Dampierland (DL), Davenport Murchison Ranges (DMR), Darling Riverine Plains (DRP), Eyre Yorke Block (EYB), Finke (FIN), Flinders Lofty Block (FLB), Gawler (GAW), Gibson Desert (GD), Great Sandy Desert (GSD), Great Victoria Desert (GVD), Hampton (HAM), Kanmantoo (KAN), Little Sandy Desert (LSD), MacDonnell Ranges (MAC), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Mulga Lands (ML), Murchison (MUR), Nandewar (NAN), NSW South Western Slopes (NSS), Nullarbor (NUL), Riverina (RIV), Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields (SSD), Stony Plains (STP), Sturt Plateau (STU), Tanami (TAN)

Ecological Descriptors

Burrower, cave dweller, coastal, granivore, gregarious, hummock grassland, low shrubland, nocturnal, omnivore, terrestrial, tussock grassland.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
29-Oct-2010 29-Oct-2010 MOVED
12-Feb-2010 (import)