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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


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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