Petrogale sharmani 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Diprotodontia Macropodidae

Scientific Name: Petrogale sharmani
Species Authority: Eldridge & Close, 1992
Common Name(s):
English Mount Claro Rock Wallaby, Sharman's 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)
Listed as Near Threatened because its extent of occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, and there is concern over threats from introduced herbivores, which may have an effect on the species. However, the species' habitat and populations are not very fragmented and there is currently no decline in numbers or in quality or extent of habitat. Almost qualifies as threatened under criterion B1.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/near threatened (LR/nt)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to the Seaview and Coane Ranges, west of Ingham in north-eastern Queensland, Australia (Eldridge and Close 2008).
Countries occurrence:
Australia (Queensland)
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Population [top]

Population: It is common within its restricted range (Eldridge and Close 2008).
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs on rocky outcrops, boulder piles, gorges, cliff lines, and rocky slopes.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Currently there is no decline in the extent or quality of the species' habitat, however, competition from domestic and wild introduced herbivores make be threat as well as increased pastoralism in the western part of its range. The species is vulnerable to possible effects of climate change which may favour more populous species of rock-wallabies in adjacent regions (Maxwell et al. 1996).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is present in protected areas (e.g., Mount Zero). Surveys are needed to determine the distribution and status of the species across its range. Populations should be identified for regular monitoring programmes. Studies are needed to understand the species biology and ecology, especially to determine its interaction with introduced herbivores (Maxwell et al. 1996).

Citation: Winter, J., Burnett, S. & Martin, R. 2008. Petrogale sharmani. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T16753A6358729. . Downloaded on 25 May 2016.
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