Dasykaluta rosamondae


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Dasykaluta rosamondae
Species Authority: (Ride, 1964)
Common Name(s):
English Kaluta, Little Red Kaluta, Little Red Antechinus
French Petit Rat Marsupial Roux

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Burbidge, A.
Reviewer(s): Lamoreux, J. & Hilton-Taylor, C. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This Kaluta is endemic to Australia, where it is distributed in the Pilbara region, Carnarvon Basin and the Little Sandy Desert of Western Australia. The species is present in Rudall River National Park, Kennedy Range National Park, and on Potter Island.
Range Map: Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population: The Kaluta is widespread and abundant within its range.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species is found in Triodia hummock grassland and tussock grassland on sand plains and dunes (Woolley 2008).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There appear to be no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Present in Rudall River and Kennedy Range National Parks. Monitoring of the species is needed.

Citation: Burbidge, A. 2008. Dasykaluta rosamondae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 02 September 2015.
Disclaimer: To make use of this information, please check the <Terms of Use>.
Feedback: If you see any errors or have any questions or suggestions on what is shown on this page, please provide us with feedback so that we can correct or extend the information provided