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SPECIES Mesembriomys macrurus

Author:Peters, 1876.
Citation:Monatsb. K. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin: 355.
Common Name:Golden-backed Mesembriomys
Type Locality:Australia, Western Australia, "at a small mainland creek, Mermaid Strait" (Mahoney and Richardson, 1988:164).
Distribution:N Western Australia and N Northern Territory (Watts and Aslin, 1981:128); probably extinct in NW central region of Western Australia (Mahoney and Richardson, 1988:164). Possibly S New Guinea (Flannery, 1995a:65).
Status:IUCN Vulnerable.
Comments:Reviewed by Watts and Aslin (1981) and McKenzie and Kerle (1995), who discussed decline of the species in some regions and other areas where secure populations persist.
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    boweri (Ramsay, 1887)

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