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SPECIES Bettongia lesueur

Author:Quoy and Gaimard, 1824.
Citation:In de Freycinet, Voy. autour du monde...Uranie et al Physicienne, Zool.: 64.
Common Name:Boodie
Type Locality:Australia, Western Australia, Dirk Hartog Isl (Shark Bay).
Distribution:Formerly in Dampier Land (Western Australia), South Australia, Dirk Hartog Isl, Barrow Isl, Bernier and Dorre Isls, Northern Territory, and SW New South Wales (Australia); now extinct except on W Australian Isls.
Status:CITES Appendix I; U.S. ESA Endangered; IUCN Extinct as B. l. graii, otherwise Vulnerable. Rare.
Comments:Commonly misspelt "lesueuri", but the original spelling is lesueur, with no indication that it is an error.
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Synonyms:

    anhydra Finlayson, 1957
    graii (Gould, 1841)
    harveyi (Waterhouse, 1842)

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