Sminthopsis bindi 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Dasyuromorphia Dasyuridae

Scientific Name: Sminthopsis bindi
Species Authority: Van Dyck, Woinarski & Press, 1994
Common Name(s):
English Kakadu Dunnart

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Woinarski, J.
Reviewer(s): Lamoreux, J. & Hilton-Taylor, C. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Least Concern because, although it is seldom recorded, it has a relatively wide distribution (a sizeable portion of which is contained within Kakadu National Park), there do not appear to be any major threats, and it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This little-known species is endemic to Australia, where it is restricted to the Top End region of Northern Territory (Woinarski 2008). It occurs from sea level to a few hundred meters.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: This species is rarely recorded (Woinarski 2008). There are only about 20 records in total.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Kakadu Dunnart has been recorded from stony hills within eucalypt woodlands (Woinarski 2008).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There appear to be no major threats to this species. Feral cats are probably predators, but only at low levels based on body size.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been recorded from Kakadu National Park. Further studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, natural history, and threats to this species.

Citation: Woinarski, J. 2008. Sminthopsis bindi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T40551A10333135. . Downloaded on 01 December 2015.
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