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SPECIES Isoodon auratus

Author:Ramsay, 1887.
Citation:Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W., ser. 2, 2: 551.
Common Name:Golden Bandicoot
Type Locality:Australia, Western Australia, Derby.
Distribution:Australia: Formerly Northern Territory and N Western Australia, survives in NW of Western Australia and on Barrow Isl.
Status:IUCN Vulnerable as I. auratus, I. a. auratus, and I. a. barrowensis. Rare.
Comments:See Ride (1970:96) and Lyne and Mort (1981), who recognized arnhemensis and barrowensis as distinct species. A revision based on wider material is needed.
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SUBSPECIES auratus

SUBSPECIES arnhemensis

SUBSPECIES barrowensis

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