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SPECIES Pseudomys gracilicaudatus

Author:Gould, 1845.
Citation:Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 1845: 77.
Common Name:Eastern Chestnut Pseudomys
Type Locality:Australia, Queensland, Darling Downs, Oakey Creek; see Mahoney and Richardson (1988:175).
Distribution:Australia; modern range along the eastern coast from Townsville in N Queensland to Sydney area in New South Wales; subfossil specimens from farther south in New South Wales (Mahoney and Posamentier, 1975) and from S Victoria (Fox, 1995a:601; Watts and Aslin, 1981:180; Watts and Tweedie, 1992).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Phylogenetically closely related to P. nanus, an estimate based on spermatozoal morphology (Breed, 1983), electrophoretic data (Baverstock et al., 1977a, 1981), and morphology of skin, skull, and teeth (Watts and Aslin, 1981). Fox (1995a) provided a short recent review.
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    ultra Troughton, 1939

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