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Planigale ingrami

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA DASYUROMORPHIA DASYURIDAE

Scientific Name: Planigale ingrami
Species Authority: (Thomas, 1906)
Common Name(s):
English Long-tailed Planigale
French Planigale D´ingram

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Woinarski, J., van Weenen, J. & Burbidge, A.
Reviewer(s): Lamoreux, J. & Hilton-Taylor, C. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, large population, occurrence in a number of protected areas, 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.
History:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The Long-tailed Planigale is endemic to Australia, where it has been recorded mainly across the northern part of the country.
Countries:
Native:
Australia
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Population [top]

Population: It is extremely abundant within its range.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Long-tailed Planigales are the smallest marsupials. They are found mainly on cracking clay grasslands. Females give birth to between four and eight young (Fisher 2008).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There appear to be no major threats to the Long-tailed Planigale. Pastoralism reduces the abundance of this species. Localized predation by cats affects Long-tailed Planigales.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Long-tailed Planigales occur in many protected areas, although it is unknown from some within its range.

Citation: Woinarski, J., van Weenen, J. & Burbidge, A. 2008. Planigale ingrami. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 December 2014.
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