Pseudantechinus ningbing


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Pseudantechinus ningbing
Species Authority: Kitchener, 1988
Common Name(s):
English Ningbing Pseudantechinus, Ningbing Antechinus
French Souris Marsupiale Ningbing

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Burbidge, A. & Woinarski, J.
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. This species appears to be sparsely distributed within its range. There is no knowledge or inference of decline or major threats to the species, but more research is needed into both populations and threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Australia, where it is distributed in the Kimberley region of northern Western Australia and into north-western Northern Territory. It is known from Augustus Island and the Heywood Islands off the Kimberley coast (Woolley 2008).
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Population [top]

Population: This species is probably common (Woolley 2008).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Pseudantechinus ningbing is found in rocky habitats. It is potentially a generalist insectivore.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There appear to be no major threats to this species. Altered fire regimes could potentially affect it, though possibly less so in the rocky habitats (due to its dietary habits).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is known from several protected areas, including several national parks. Further studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, natural history, and threats to this species.

Citation: Burbidge, A. & Woinarski, J. 2008. Pseudantechinus ningbing. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 01 April 2015.
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