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Pseudantechinus macdonnellensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA DASYUROMORPHIA DASYURIDAE

Scientific Name: Pseudantechinus macdonnellensis
Species Authority: (Spencer, 1895)
Common Name(s):
English Fat-tailed Pseudantechinus, Fat-tailed Antechinus
French Souris Marsupiale À Queue Adipeuse
Taxonomic Notes: Pseudantechinus macdonnellensis represents a species complex (M. Westerman pers. comm.).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Woinarski, J., Burbidge, A., van Weenen, J. & Dickman, C.
Reviewer(s): Lamoreux, J. & Hilton-Taylor, C. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
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.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Australia, where it is widespread in central parts of Australia (Western Australia, Northern Territory, and presumably South Australia, with an isolated record from Queensland).
Countries:
Native:
Australia
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Population [top]

Population: The species is locally abundant in appropriate habitat.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found in sparsely vegetated rocky localities, and sometimes in association with termite mounds (in the Tanami Desert), in mostly arid areas (Woolley 2008). Females produce a single litter of up to six young a year (Woolley 2008).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There appear to be no major threats to this species. The habitats they live in are rugged and not affected by rabbits or pastoralism. Cats may be a threat locally.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is found in a number of protected areas. There is some monitoring in the MacDonnell Ranges in Northern Territory.

Citation: Woinarski, J., Burbidge, A., van Weenen, J. & Dickman, C. 2008. Pseudantechinus macdonnellensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 September 2014.
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