Planigale tenuirostris 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Dasyuromorphia Dasyuridae

Scientific Name: Planigale tenuirostris Troughton, 1928
Common Name(s):
English Narrow-nosed Planigale
French Planigale À Nex Étroit

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. & Burnett, S.
Reviewer(s): Johnson, C.N. & Hawkins, C.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed 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.
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to Australia, where it is distributed in the eastern interior of the country (Read 2008).
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Population [top]

Population:It is a locally common species in appropriate habitat (a hectare or more of cracking clay). The population fluctuates with rainfall. There have been declines in the eastern portion of range due to habitat conversion.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is found in open grassland, mallee scrub, and bankside vegetation in areas with cracked clay soils (Read 2008). This species is nocturnal and spends much of its time hunting within the clay cracks. In captivity females give birth to two litters of an average of six young annually, but in the wild probably only a single litter is produced (Read 2008).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There appear to be no major threats to the species. There is a localized threat through habitat conversion to agriculture.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is present in many protected areas.

Citation: Ellis, M., van Weenen, J. & Burnett, S. 2016. Planigale tenuirostris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T40536A21944763. . Downloaded on 26 September 2017.
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