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MORTAL REMAINS

No.1, June 1999

Catalog of Specimens of Recently Extinct Mammals in the Department of Mammalogy at the American Museum of Natural History

By Clare Flemming and Ross MacPhee

Published by CREO - Committee on Recently Extinct Organisms

ACCOUNTS OF THE SPECIMENS:

Subclass Marsupialia

Order DASYUROMORPHIA Aplin and Archer

Family THYLACINIDAE Bonaparte, 1838

Genus THYLACINUS Temminck, 1824

Thylacinus cynocephalus (Harris, 1808). Trans. Linn. Soc. London, 9:174. EED: 1936. SPECIMENS: 832 skin only (no date); 14788 partial left tibia (1923); 35244 skull, skeleton, mounted skin (1908); 35504 skin, skull, skeleton (1912); 35866 skull, mounted skin (1919); 42259 skull, skeleton (no date); 60248 left mandible only (1960); 77701 skull, leg bones (no date); 144316 skull (1866); 146829 skull [no mandibles] (1922); 173500 skull (1956); 200334 kidneys in alcohol (no date).


Order PERAMELEMORPHIA Aplin and Archer

Family PERAMELIDAE Gray, 1825

Genus CHAEROPUS Ogilby, 1838

Chaeropus ecaudatus (Ogilby, 1838). Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1838:25. EED: 1960s. SPECIMENS: 196372 skull and mandible fragments (1965); 196381 skull only (no date); 220155 mandible only (no date).

Genus MACROTIS Reid, 1837
Macrotis leucura (Thomas, 1887). Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 5 19:397. EED: 1960s. SPECIMENS: if any.
Genus PERAMELES E. Geoffroy, 1804
Perameles eremiana Spencer, 1897. Proc. R. Soc. Victoria, 9 (n.s.):9. EED: 1960s. SPECIMENS: if any.

Order DIPROTODOTIA Aplin and Archer

Family POTOROIDAE Gray, 1821

Genus CALOPRYMNUS Thomas, 1888.

Caloprymnus campestris (Gould, 1843). Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 1843:81. EED: 1932. SPECIMENS: 196380 mandibular and maxillary fragments (no date).
Genus POTOROUS Desmarest, 1804
Potorous platyops (Gould, 1844). Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 1844:103. EED: 1875. SPECIMENS: if any
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