Murexia naso 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Dasyuromorphia Dasyuridae

Scientific Name: Murexia naso (Jentink, 1911)
Common Name(s):
English Long-nosed Dasyure, Long-nosed Antechinus
French Souris Marsupiale À Long Nez
Antechinus mayeri Tate, 1947 ssp. misim
Antechinus naso (Jentink, 1911)
Antechinus tafa Tate & Archbold, 1936
Antechinus tafa Tate & Archbold, 1941 ssp. centralis
Murexia longicaudata Laurie, 1952 ssp. parva
Phascogale naso Jentink, 1911
Phascomurexia naso Van Dyck, 2002
Taxonomic Notes: Groves (2005) placed this species in the genus Phascomurexia following a morphocladistic analysis by Van Dyck (2002). Genetic work, however, strongly supports the placement of this species within Murexia (Armstrong et al. 1998; Krajewski et al. 2000, 2007).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2015-06-15
Assessor(s): Leary, T., Seri, L., Wright, D., Hamilton, S., Helgen, K., Singadan, R., Menzies, J., Allison, A., James, R., Dickman, C., Lunde, D., Aplin, K. & Woolley, P.
Reviewer(s): Johnson, C.N. & Pacifici, M.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, lack of major threats, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is widespread in the Central Cordillera of the island of New Guinea (Indonesia and Papua New Guinea). It occurs between 1,400 m and 2,800 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Indonesia; Papua New Guinea
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):1400
Upper elevation limit (metres):2800
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Population [top]

Population:It is a fairly common species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The Long-nosed Dasyure is found in rainforest, mid-montane forest, beech forest, pandanus forest, and mossy forest (Van Dyck 2002). In the wild it appears that this species may breed at any time of the year and females carry up to four young in the pouch (Woolley 2003).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Long-nosed Dasyures occur in several protected areas. Further studies into the taxonomy of this species are needed.

Citation: Leary, T., Seri, L., Wright, D., Hamilton, S., Helgen, K., Singadan, R., Menzies, J., Allison, A., James, R., Dickman, C., Lunde, D., Aplin, K. & Woolley, P. 2016. Murexia naso. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T1587A21942936. . Downloaded on 21 October 2017.
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