Antechinus,

Baker, Andrew M, Mutton, Thomas Y & Dyck, Steve Van, 2012, A new dasyurid marsupial from eastern Queensland, Australia: the Buff-footed Antechinus, Antechinus mysticus sp. nov. (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae), Zootaxa 3515, pp. 1-37: 37

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.210344

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lsid:zoobank.org:pub:A06FA8EA-4768-4A68-9251-B0A9EDAAC071

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/AF1087A7-0959-FF85-BB85-D39CFA13365F

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scientific name

Antechinus
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Key to the genus Antechinus 

NB. A number of antechinus  species have discrete geographic ranges and the key makes use of this where possible to aid identification.

1 a Found in NT................................................................................... A. bellus 

1 b Not found in NT...................................................................................... 2

2 a Found in south-west WA.............................................................. A. flavipes leucogaster 

2 b Not found in WA..................................................................................... 3

3 a Found in north-east Qld or Cape York Peninsula............................................................. 4

3 b Not found in north-east Qld or Cape York Peninsula.......................................................... 7

4 a BL <27.9mm; dent <22.0mm; LML <7.30mm ...................................................... A. adustus 

4 b BL> 27.9mm; dent> 22.0mm; LML> 7.30mm ............................................................ 5

5 a TC <2.90mm; UPL <3.90mm; I 1 -P 3 <6.6mm; found in wet tropics of north-east Qld, south of Princess Charlotte Bay.......................................................................................... A. flavipes rubeculus 

5 b TC usually> 2.90mm, but if smaller then only found north of Princess Charlotte Bay on Cape York Peninsula............ 6

6 a NW> 2.8mm; IOW <7.4mm; UPL <4.00mm, found only north of Princess Charlotte Bay on Cape York Peninsula... A. leo 

6 b NW <2.8mm; IOW> 7.4mm; UPL> 3.90mm, found only south of Princess Charlotte Bay in the wet tropics of north-east Qld............................................................................................ A. godmani 

7 a Has all the following features: R-LC 1 5.40mm or less, APV 4.00mm or more, and reduced stylar cusp B on M 2 and M 3 ................................................................................................ A. swainsonii 

7 b Without the combination of all features above............................................................... 8

8 a Has all the following features: IOW 6.70mm or more, compressed spadelike I 1, lack of slight space between I 1 and I 2; found in damp, lowland, coastal habitat in Tasmania, southern Victoria and south-east SA only....................... A. minimus 

8 b Without the combination of all features above............................................................... 9

9 a Has all the following features: IPV <3.80mm (mean 2.60mm and usually less than 3.00mm), PPV> 5.00mm, well developed entoconids on M 3, found in the altitudinal rainforest of south-east Qld and north-east NSW only............. A. subtropicus 

9 b Without the combination of all features above.............................................................. 10

10 a Has all the following features: R-LC 1> 4.60mm, M 2 W> 2.42mm (usually more than 2.52mm), UML> 6.5mm, LML> 7.15mm, occurs in a range of habitats throughout south-eastern / eastern Australia, including drier areas west of the Great Dividing Range........................................................................ A. flavipes flavipes 

10 b Without the combination of all features above.............................................................. 11

11 a R-LC 1> 4.65mm, BuL> 3.95mm; found in Qld, usually from near the Qld/ NSW border to Mackay (mid-east Qld).................................................................................................... A. mysticus 

11 b R-LC 1 <5.60mm, BuL <4.60mm; found mostly in south-east SA, Victoria or NSW, known from Qld only in scattered loca- tions near the south-east Qld/ NSW border................................................................. 12

12 a R-LC 1 <4.95mm, PPV <5.1mm; found at the latitude of Sydney in NSW or further south, extending into Victoria and south- east SA........................................................................................ A. agilis 

12 b R-LC 1> 4.40mm; PPV> 4.40mm; found only in eastern NSW at the latitude of Sydney or further north, extending into far south-east Qld................................................................................. A. stuartii 

NSW

Royal Botanic Gardens, National Herbarium of New South Wales