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Petrogale brachyotis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA DIPROTODONTIA MACROPODIDAE

Scientific Name: Petrogale brachyotis
Species Authority: (Gould, 1841)
Common Name/s:
English Short-eared Rock Wallaby

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor/s: Woinarski, J., Telfer, W. & Burbidge, A.
Reviewer/s: Lamoreux, J. & Hilton-Taylor, C. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern because, although it is patchily distributed, it has a wide distribution, presumed large population, occurs in several protected areas, and it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category. However, continued monitoring and research into threats is needed.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to northern Australia, where it occurs in Kimberley, Arnhem Land, and islands in the Gulf of Carpentaria (Eldridge and Telfer 2008).
Countries:
Native:
Australia
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Population [top]

Population: It is locally common, though highly patchily distributed. There is evidence for local extirpations at least in the southern parts of its range in Northern Territory, though no data exists on Western Australia populations.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species occurs in low rocky cliffs, hills, and gorges within savanna grassland and monsoon rainforest (Eldridge and Telfer 2008). A research project on its ecology was recently completed by Wendy Telfer.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is not known if there are any major threats to this species. It could be adversely affected by changed fire regimes in parts of its range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is locally common in several protected areas (e.g., Kakadu National Park, Litchfield National Park, Purnululu National Park, Drysdale River National Park). There is a need to monitor populations, research possible threats, and to study its responses to changes in the fire regime.
Citation: Woinarski, J., Telfer, W. & Burbidge, A. 2008. Petrogale brachyotis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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