Sminthopsis youngsoni 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Dasyuromorphia Dasyuridae

Scientific Name: Sminthopsis youngsoni McKenzie & Archer, 1982
Common Name(s):
English Lesser Hairy-footed Dunnart
French Petite Souris Marsupiale À Pieds Poilus

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2015-06-15
Assessor(s): McKenzie, N. & Dickman, C.
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 is distributed through the arid regions of Western Australia, Northern Territory, the top edge of South Australia, and Queensland (McKenzie and Cole 2008).
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Population [top]

Population:It is common in suitable habitat. There is no evidence of widescale population declines.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It has been recorded in areas of sand plains, sand dunes, inter-dune habitats, hummock grasslands, tussock grasslands and open shrubland (McKenzie and Cole 2008). Females give birth to five or six young (McKenzie and Cole 2008).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There appear to be no major threats to this species. Predation from introduced cats and frequent, large-scale fires are localized threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been recorded from a number of protected areas including Rudall River National Park (Western Australia) and Uluru National Park (Northern Territory).

Citation: McKenzie, N. & Dickman, C. 2016. Sminthopsis youngsoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T40550A21948853. . Downloaded on 20 October 2017.
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