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Pseudochirulus cinereus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA DIPROTODONTIA PSEUDOCHEIRIDAE

Scientific Name: Pseudochirulus cinereus
Species Authority: Tate, 1945
Common Name/s:
English Daintree River Ringtail Possum

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor/s: Burnett, S. & Winter, J.
Reviewer/s: Lamoreux, J. & Hilton-Taylor, C. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern because, although its extent of occurrence is less than 1,000 km2, it is common, lacks major threats, has a range that is mostly within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, and its population does not appear to be in decline.
History:
1996 Lower Risk/near threatened (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in three known populations between Cairns and Cape Tribulation, in Far North Queensland, Australia (Maxwell et al. 1996). The three populations are Mount Carbine Tablelands, Mount Windsor Tablelands, and the Thornton Peak Massif. It occurs above 420 m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Australia (Queensland)
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species inhabits cool, wet rainforest and wet sclerophyll forest with rainforest understorey, in both primary and secondary forests (Maxwell et al. 1996).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known major threats to this species; its habitat is secure. Most of the species' habitat is within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, and threats from large-scale clearing or selective logging no longer apply.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Recommended actions include (Maxwell et al. 1996): monitor distribution and abundance; conduct research on population dynamics and habitat utilisation. Its range is mostly within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.
Citation: Burnett, S. & Winter, J. 2008. Pseudochirulus cinereus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 April 2014.
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