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SPECIES Notomys amplus

Author:Brazenor, 1936.
Citation:Mem. Nat. Mus. Melb., 9: 7.
Common Name:Short-tailed Hopping Mouse
Type Locality:Australia, Northern Territory, Charlotte Waters.
Distribution:Australia; S Northern Territory and N South Australia (see Watts and Aslin, 1981:104); recorded as subfossils from South Australia (Robinson et al., 2000).
Status:IUCN Extinct.
Comments:Known by only two extant specimens from the type locality (Watts and Aslin, 1981) and a skin collected during the last century from Burt Plain near Alice Springs (in the Australian Museum; T. Flannery, in litt., 2002), but also represented by owl pellet deposits from Flinders Ranges of South Australia (Dixon, 1995b); apparently extinct (Mahoney and Richardson, 1988; Watts and Aslin, 1981). Reviewed by Watts and Aslin (1981b) and Dixon (1995d).
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