To be most useful, biological reviews should be able to cope with taxonomic uncertainty and change, should be comprehensive with regard to topics and available information, sufficiently detailed, repeatable, easy to keep up-to-date, logical and accurate, should include anecdotal observations, and should indicate the nature and extent of support for each statement concerning a species (Pyke 2001). In addition to collating information, a review should also provide a focal point to which others can contribute new information as it becomes available, thus updating the review. In this way we can all learn and improve our knowledge about a species. We attempted to achieve these goals in reviewing the biology of the Hastings River mouse (Pseudomys oralis) (Pyke and Read 2003).
- Hastings river mouse
- Pseudomys oralis