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SPECIES Pseudomys desertor

Author:Troughton, 1932.
Citation:Rec. Aust. Mus., 18: 293.
Common Name:Desert Pseudomys
Type Locality:Australia, "Central Australia" (see Mahoney and Richardson, 1988:174).
Distribution:Arid and semiarid tropical regions of Australia; Western Australia, South Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales, and possibly Victoria; also recorded from Bernier Isl, Western Australia (Kerle, 1995a:595; Mahoney and Richardson, 1988:174); Robinson et al. (2000) summarized the distribution in South Australia; Williams (1995c) discussed the possible distribution in Victoria.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (nt).
Comments:Spermatozoal morphology similar to P. australis and many other species of Pseudomys (Breed, 1983). Both names listed above are unused senior synonyms of desertor and should not be resurrected (Mahoney and Richardson, 1988:174). Reviewed by Kerle (1995a). Read et al. (1999) documented the distribution, ecology, and current status of P. desertor in South Australia.
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Synonyms:

    murrayensis (Krefft, 1862)
    subrufus (Krefft, 1862)

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