Bettongia pusilla 

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Language: English

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Diprotodontia Potoroidae

Scientific Name: Bettongia pusilla McNamara, 1997
Common Name(s):
English Nullarbor Dwarf Bettong

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2012-12-31
Assessor(s): Burbidge, A.A. & Woinarski, J.
Reviewer(s): Johnson, C.N. & Hawkins, C.
Contributor(s): McKenzie, N. & Baynes, A.
The Nullarbor Dwarf Bettong was described very recently (McNamara 1997). It is known only from subfossil material, but is considered to have been extant at European settlement, e.g. Baynes (1987 as ‘unnamed potoroid’) placed it in the modern mammal fauna of the Nullarbor Plain. It has never been reported alive (Boscacci et al. 1987).
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The Nullarbor Dwarf Bettong is known only from the Nullarbor and adjacent Hampton and Mallee bioregions (Burbidge et al. 2009)
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Regionally extinct:
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Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:0
Number of Locations:0
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Population [top]

Population:Only known from recent subfossils (McNamara 1997). The species is thought to have persisted after European settlement.
Additional data:
Number of mature individuals:0
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:There is no information about its habitat or ecology.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species is extinct.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: All Bettongia spp. are listed on CITES Appendix I.

Citation: Burbidge, A.A. & Woinarski, J. 2016. Bettongia pusilla. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T136805A21960843. . Downloaded on 19 February 2018.
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