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SPECIES Pseudantechinus bilarni

Author:Johnson, 1954.
Citation:Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash., 67: 77.
Common Name:Sandstone Dibbler
Type Locality:Australia, Northern Territory, Oenpelli (1220'S, 1333'E).
Distribution:Northern Territory (Australia), known from region of type locality.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc). Rare.
Comments:Included in Antechinus (= Pseudantechinus) macdonnellensis by Ride (1970:116), but see Kirsch and Calaby (1977:15). Archer (1982) placed it in Parantechinus. Kitchener and Caputi (1988) suggested that this species should be transferred to Pseudantechinus; Krajewski et al. (1997a) agreed that it is not close to P. apicalis and placed it on a clade by itself. Cooper et al. (2000) definitively removed it from Parantechinus but admitted that its inclusion (and that of P. woolleyae) in Pseudantechinus might make the genus paraphyletic.
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