Australian Museum Journal Notes on Australian mammals. No. 1

Shortform:
Troughton, 1920, Rec. Aust. Mus. 13(3): 118–122
Author(s):
Troughton, Ellis Le G.
Year published:
1920
Title:
Notes on Australian mammals. No. 1
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
13
Issue:
3
Start page:
118
End page:
122
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.13.1920.862
Language:
English
Date published:
04 December 1920
Cover date:
04 December 1920
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
MAMMALIA
Digitized:
12 December 2008
Available online:
06 March 2009
Reference number:
862
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Title page:
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Complete work:
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Abstract

The following notes record extensions in the range of two Australian mammals, together with remarks on a resting place of the "Little Bat," Eptesicus pumilus, Gray, and an extended description of the "Allied Rat," Epimys assimiliss, Gould. I wish to express my thanks to my colleague, Mr. J. H. Kinghorn who kindly prepared the accompanying figures, and Mr. A. R. McCulloch for his helpful advice since handing over the Department of Mammals to my charge and during the preparation of this paper.

Family Vespertilionidae.

Chalinolobus morio, Gray, and Eptesicus pumilus, Gray.

The only indigenous mammal hitherto listed from Lord Howe Island is the bat recorded by Etheridge as Chalinolobus morio, Gray. His record was based upon a single specimen collected by his party in 1889, and which does not appear to have been preserved, since it cannot now be found although I have searched carefully through the Microchiroptera in the collection of the Australian Museum. As Chalinolobus morio is found in both New Zealand and Australia, however, it probably occurs at the intermediate locality, Lord Howe Island.