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SPECIES Tarsipes rostratus

Author:Gervais and Verreaux, 1842.
Citation:L'Institut, l'ere Section, Sci., Math, Phys., Nat., 427: 75.
Common Name:Honey possum
Type Locality:Australia, Western Australia, King George Sound (Albany), see Gray (1842).
Distribution:SW Western Australia.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc). Rare.
Comments:The name T. spenserae is considered a misspelling because it was presented as a patronym for Spencer (Gray, 1842:40). Ride (1970) emended the name to spencerae; see Mahoney (1981) for details. Mahoney (1981) presented evidence that Tarsipes rostratus Gervais and Verreaux, 1842 predates T. spenserae Gray, 1842.
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    spencerae Ride, 1970
    spenserae Gray, 1842

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