Antechinus flavipes 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Dasyuromorphia Dasyuridae

Scientific Name: Antechinus flavipes (Waterhouse, 1838)
Common Name(s):
English Yellow-footed Antechinus, Yellow-footed Marsupial Mouse
French Souris marsupiale à pieds jaunes
Taxonomic Notes: According to Van Dyck and Crowther (2000) Antechinus flavipes represents a species complex.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2015-06-15
Assessor(s): Menkhorst, P., Friend, T., Burnett, S. & McKenzie, N.
Reviewer(s): Johnson, C.N. & Hawkins, C.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and lack of any major threats.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to Australia, where it ranges through the east of the country from north-eastern Queensland to extreme south-eastern South Australia, and is also present as a disjunct population in south-western Western Australia. It is the most widespread of Antechinus species.
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Population [top]

Population:This species is common, although sparsely distributed.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is found in many habitat types including tropical moist forest, dry sclerophyll forest, swampy habitat, mulga and suburban areas (e.g., in Brisbane) (Crowther 2008). It breeds once a year with the female giving birth to as many as 12 young (Crowther 2008).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There appear to be no major threats to this species, but it is occasionally preyed upon by feral cats. There is some evidence that the species survives fragmentation better than most small marsupials.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is found in a number of protected areas.

Citation: Menkhorst, P., Friend, T., Burnett, S. & McKenzie, N. 2016. Antechinus flavipes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T40524A21946235. . Downloaded on 23 July 2018.
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