Planigale gilesi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Dasyuromorphia Dasyuridae

Scientific Name: Planigale gilesi Aitken, 1972
Common Name(s):
English Giles' Planigale, Paucident Planigale
French Planigale De Giles

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2015-06-15
Assessor(s): Ellis, M., van Weenen, J. & Pennay, M.
Reviewer(s): Johnson, C.N. & Hawkins, C.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, lack of major threats, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Giles' Planigale is endemic to Australia, where it occurs in the arid and semiarid portions of south-western Queensland and western New South Wales to eastern South Australia, and includes small portions of Victoria and the Northern Territory.
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Population [top]

Population:It is sparsely distributed within abundant suitable habitat (Read 2008). This species is irruptive after rain.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Giles' Planigale is found in areas with deep cracking clay soils on the floodplains of creeks and rivers, on grassy plains and in interdune areas among sandhills (Read 2008). Females give birth to one or two litters of six to eight young after a gestation period of 16 days (Read 2008).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There appear to be no major threats to this species. Giles' Planigale is affected by cultivation in parts of its range. It is probably not impacted much by sheep and cows. Cats adversely affect the species in parts of its range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is presumably found in many protected areas.

Citation: Ellis, M., van Weenen, J. & Pennay, M. 2016. Planigale gilesi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T40533A21944830. . Downloaded on 21 September 2017.
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