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SPECIES Bettongia tropica

Author:Wakefield, 1967.
Citation:Victorian Nat., 84: 15.
Common Name:Northern Bettong
Type Locality:Australia, Queensland, Mt. Spurgeon.
Distribution:E Queensland: Windsor and Carbine Tablelands, Lamb Range, and Paluma.
Status:CITES Appendix I; U.S. ESA and IUCN Endangered.
Comments:Sharman et al. (1980) believed that tropica is not a distinct species but rather that it barely differs from B. penicillata. However, it differs in several reproductive parameters (Smith, 1998), and is now always treated as a distinct species. Its distribution, habitat parameters and phylogeography are given by Pope et al. (2000).
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