IUCN threat status:

Critically Endangered (CR)

Distribution

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Range Description

Gilbert's Potoroo is endemic to south-western, Western Australia, and was long thought to be extinct until its rediscovery in 1994. It was taken by three collectors between 1840 and 1879 in the vicinity of King George's Sound (Albany), but exact locations are not known. Skeletal material is common in cave deposits between Cape Leeuwin and Cape Naturaliste. Sub-fossil skeletal specimens have been located in coastal sand dunes between these localities. It is currently restricted to Mt. Gardner promontory in Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve (Friend 2008).

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