RANGE EXTENSION OF THE SHORT BEAKED ECHIDNA TACHYGLOSSUS ACULEATUS MONOTREMATA TACHYGLOSSIDAE AND THE NORTHERN BROWN BANDICOOT ISOODON MACROURUS MARSUPIALIA PERAMELIDAE IN QUEENSLAND MUA MOA ISLAND TORRES STRAIT

Garrick Hitchcock, Simon Conaty, David Fell, Greg Gordon, Mark Ingram, Terry Reis, David Stanton, John Wigness

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    Abstract

    Until recently there have been no confirmed records of medium-sized native terrestrial mammals from the Torres Strait Islands, far north Queensland. The Short-beake Echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus Shaw, 1792) and the Northern Brown Bandicoot(Isoodon macrourus Gould, 1842) are reported here occurring on Mua (Moa Island). This is the most northerly known occurrence of these species in Australia; both also occur in New Guinea.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-7
    JournalMemoirs of the Queensland Museum: Nature series
    Volume59
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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