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Bettongia tropica  Wakefield, 1967
Taxonomic Serial No.: 709404

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): Northern Bettong [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassMetatheria Huxley, 1880  
                               OrderDiprotodontia Owen, 1866  
                                  SuborderMacropodiformes Ameghino, 1889  
                                     FamilyPotoroidae Gray, 1821  
                                        GenusBettongia Gray, 1837 – short-nosed 'rat'-kangaroos  
                                           SpeciesBettongia tropica Wakefield, 1967 – Northern Bettong  

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vols. 1 & 2   
  Page(s): 2142   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Reference for: Bettongia tropica, Northern Bettong [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Australia  



  Comment: Comments: Sharman et al. (1980) believed that tropica is not a distinct species but rather that it barely differs from B. penicillata. However, it differs in several reproductive parameters (M. J. Smith, 1998), and is now always treated as a distinct species. Its distribution, habitat parameters and phylogeography are given by Pope et al. (2000)  
    Status: CITES - Appendix I; U.S. ESA and IUCN - Endangered  



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