Macrotis leucura •
macrotis leucura

Macrotis leucura

Macrotis leucura NatureServe Explorer Species Reports — NatureServe Explorer is a source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals and ecological communtities of the U.S and Canada. NatureServe Explorer provides in-depth information on rare and endangered species, but includes common plants and animals too. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe in collaboration with the Natural Heritage Network.

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FWS Digital Media Library — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Digital Library is a searchable collection of selected images, historical artifacts, audio clips, publications, and video. The lesser bilby, also known as the yallara, the lesser rabbit-eared bandicoot or the white-tailed rabbit-eared bandicoot, was a rabbit-like marsupial. The species was first described by Oldfield Thomas as Peregale leucura in 1887 from a single specimen from a collection of mammals of the British Museum. Reaching the size of a young rabbit, this species lived in the deserts of Central Australia. Since the 1950s–1960s, it has been believed to be extinct. A description of the species by Oldfield Thomas was published in 1887, using a specimen forwarded to the British Museum “J. Beazley” of Adelaide, collected at an unknown location; the author determined that the source of the specimen was from the Northern Territory or the vicinity of the southern city of Adelaide. Oldfield Thomas recognized an affinity with the “rabbit-bandicoot” Macrotis lagotis, then described by the genus Peragale, but found distinctions in the specimens that described a new species.

Detailed information
Full Name: Lesser Rabbit bandicoot (Macrotis leucura)
Where found: Wherever found
Critical Habitat:N/A
Species Group:Mammals
Current listing status
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
Endangered 12/02/1970 Foreign (Headquarters) Wherever found
  • Countries in which the the Lesser Rabbit bandicoot, Wherever found is known to occur: Australia
Federal register documents
Citation Page
12/02/1970 35 FR 18319 18322 List of Endangered Foreign Fish and Wildlife; 35 FR 18319 18322
07/30/1970 35 FR 12222 12225 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Conservation of Endangered Species and Other Fish or Wildlife); 35 FR 12222 12225
No recovery information is available for the Lesser Rabbit bandicoot.
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