Sminthopsis ooldea 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Dasyuromorphia Dasyuridae

Scientific Name: Sminthopsis ooldea Troughton, 1965
Common Name(s):
English Ooldea Dunnart
French Souris Marsupiale D´ooldea

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2015-06-15
Assessor(s): Burbidge, A., Robinson, T. & Woinarski, J.
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, 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 occurs in the arid central parts of the country.
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Population [top]

Population:The species is sparsely distributed, but can be locally common. The populations fluctuate with rainfall.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is found in loams, compacted soils, mulga woodland, shrubland, and hummock grassland (Foulkes 2008). Females give birth to seven or eight young in captivity, and probably less than this in the wild (Foulkes 2008).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There appear to be no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been recorded from a number of protected areas, including: Uluru National Park, West MacDonnell National Park, Gibson Desert Nature Reserve, Plumridge Nature Reserve, Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands, and in the Maralinga Tjarutja Lands (Foulkes 2008).

Citation: Burbidge, A., Robinson, T. & Woinarski, J. 2016. Sminthopsis ooldea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T40548A21949221. . Downloaded on 20 October 2017.
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