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New Research into the Evolution of WA’s Bandicoots

21 October, 7:30 pm

Dr Kenny Travouillon (Curator of Mammalogy, WAM) is our guest speaker tonight.

For more than 150 years the Quenda had been thought to be a subspecies of the Southern Brown Bandicoot (Isoodon obesulus) from the east coast of Australia. Dr Travouillon’s research showed that it is a distinct species and more closely related to the Golden Bandicoot (Isoodon auratus) endemic to WA and found on Barrow Island and throughout the Kimberley.

Join us to find out how a new combination of DNA and morphology data was used to resolve conflicting taxonomic issues and, as a result, discover more about the evolution of this order of marsupials.

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Date:
21 October
Time:
7:30 pm
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Organiser

Don Poynton
Phone:
0419 460 301
Email:
dpoynton@iinet.net.au

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Speaker
Dr Kenny Travouillon
Topic
New research into the evolution of WA’s Bandicoots
Animal
Bandicoot

Venue

Henderson Environmental Centre
Henderson Environmental Centre End of Groat St
North Beach, Australia
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