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CAVS: 1729

Subspecies Vombatus ursinus ursinus (Shaw, 1800)

  • Didelphis ursina Shaw, G. 1800. General Zoology or systematic natural history. Quadrupeds. London : G. Kearsley Vol. 1Pt 2 i-viii pp. 249-552. [504].
  • Wombatus fossor Desmarest, A.G. 1804. Nouveau Dictionnaire d'Histoire Naturelle: appliquée aux arts, principalement à l'agriculture, à l'économie rurale et domestique: par une société de naturalistes et d'agriculteurs: avec des figures tirés des trois règnes de la nature. Paris : Deterville Tom. 24. [20] [nom. nov. for Didelphis ursina Shaw, 1800].
  • Phascolomys fuscus Tiedemann, F. 1808. Zoologie. Zu seinen Vorlesungen entworfen. Erster Bd Allgemeine Zoologie, Mensch und Säugthiere. Landshut & Heidelberg : Weberschen Buchhandlung xvi 612 pp. [publication date established from Iredale, T. & Troughton, E. le G. 1934. A check-list of the mammals recorded from Australia. Mem. Aust. Mus. 6: i–xii 1–122 [34]] [437] [apparently a synonym of Didelphis ursina Shaw, 1800; spelling 'fuscus' is correct as masculine ending for mys].
    Secondary source:
     Illiger, J.C.W. 1811. Prodromus Systematis Mammalium et Avium, additis terminis zoographicis utriusque classis, eorumque versione Germanica. Berolini : Sumptibus C. Salfeld xvii 301 pp.; Iredale, T. & Troughton, E. le G. 1934. A check-list of the mammals recorded from Australia. Memoirs of the Australian Museum 6: i-xii 1-122.
  • Phascolomys wombat Lesueur, C.A. & Petit, S.L. 1808. Atlas. In Péron, F. & Freycinet, L. (1807–1816). Voyage de Découvertes aux Terres Australes, Exécuté par Ordre de Sa Majesté l'Empereur et Roi, sur les Corvettes le Géographe, le Naturaliste, et la Goelette le Casuarina, Pendant les Années 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803 et 1804 (Atlas separately titled and issued). [publication date established from Spencer, B. & Kershaw, J.A. 1910. On the existing species of the genus Phascolomys. Mem. Natl. Mus. Melb. 3: 37–65 pls ix–xi] [13].
    Type data:
     Status unknown, whereabouts unknown possibly lost, probably King Is., Bass Strait (as Australasia).
    Type locality references:
    Spencer, B. & Kershaw, J.A. 1910. On the existing species of the genus Phascolomys. Memoirs of the National Museum of Victoria, Melbourne 3: 37-65 pls ix-xi.
    Secondary source:
     Thomas, O. 1888. Catalogue of the Marsupialia and Monotremata in the Collection of the British Museum (Natural History). London : British Museum xiii 401 pp. 28 pls. [3 Nov. 1888].
  • Phascolomis vombatus Leach, W.E. 1815. The Zoological Miscellany; being descriptions of new, or interesting animals, illustrated with coloured figures, drawn from nature, by R.P. Nodder. London : B. McMillan 2 pp. [102 pl. 96] [emendation of Phascolomys wombat Lesueur & Petit, 1808].
  • Phascolomys bassii Lesson, R.P. 1827. Manuel de Mammalogie, ou histoire naturelle des mammifères. Paris : Roret xvi 442 pp. [229].

 

Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy

  • Dawson, L.J. 1988. Vombatidae. pp. 48-50 in Walton, D.W. (ed.). Zoological Catalogue of Australia Volume 5. Mammalia. Canberra : Australian Government Publishing Service Vol. 5 x 274 pp. [50]

 

Distribution

States

Tasmania


Extra Distribution Information

Furneaux Group, Bass Strait.


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)

IBRA

Tas: Flinders (FLI)

Ecological Descriptors

Burrower, coastal, folivore, herbivore, montane, noctidiurnal, open forest, terrestrial, territorial, woodland.

 

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)