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Australian terrestrial mammals: how many modern extinctions?

Andrew A. Burbidge A *
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A Floreat, WA, Australia.

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Handling Editor: Mark Eldridge

Australian Mammalogy 46, AM23037
Submitted: 19 July 2023  Accepted: 22 August 2023  Published: 6 September 2023

© 2024 The Author(s) (or their employer(s)). Published by CSIRO Publishing on behalf of the Australian Mammal Society. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND)


This note updates the list of extinct Australian terrestrial mammal species and subspecies and, from published scientific literature, reports 40 species and six subspecies that are presumed to have become extinct since European settlement of Australia.

Keywords: Australia, biodiversity, extinct, modern extinction, species, subspecies, subfossil, terrestrial mammals, up-to-date extinctions list.


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