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Petrogale coenensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA DIPROTODONTIA MACROPODIDAE

Scientific Name: Petrogale coenensis
Species Authority: Eldridge & Close, 1992
Common Name/s:
English Cape York Rock Wallaby

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor/s: Winter, J., Burnett, S. & Martin, R.
Reviewer/s: Lamoreux, J. & Hilton-Taylor, C. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Near Threatened because its extent of occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, and there is a serious decline in the quality of its habitat in parts of its range due cattle grazing and changes to the fire regime, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable under criterion B1.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Queensland, Australia. It is restricted to a small area of the eastern Cape York Peninsula. It ranges in elevation from sea level to 400 m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Australia (Queensland)
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Population [top]

Population: This species is rare, but recent surveys have found four new populations, and it might be underestimated (Eldridge et al. 2008).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Its habitat is described as rocky outcrops, rocky gullies, and boulder piles, usually within open woodland (Maxwell et al. 1996).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The habitat near some populations is adversely affected by cattle grazing and changes to the fire regime (Eldridge et al. 2008). Feral cats may also take a few young animals.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is present in protected areas (e.g., Mungkanknju National Park). Recommended actions (Maxwell et al. 1996) include: survey to clarify distribution, abundance, and habitat requirements; identify populations for regular monitoring; conduct research aimed at understanding biology, ecology, and conservation requirements.
Citation: Winter, J., Burnett, S. & Martin, R. 2008. Petrogale coenensis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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