Antechinus stuartii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Dasyuromorphia Dasyuridae

Scientific Name: Antechinus stuartii Macleay, 1841
Common Name(s):
English Brown Antechinus, Brown Marsupial Mouse, Stuart’s Marsupial-mouse
French Souris Marsupiale Brune D´australie
Taxonomic Notes: According to Van Dyck and Crowther (2000) this taxon represents a species complex, out of which Antechinus adustus and A. subtropicus have already been split.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2015-06-15
Assessor(s): Burnett, S. & Dickman, C.
Reviewer(s): Johnson, C.N. & Hawkins, C.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, presumed large population, absence of major threats, and because it is unlikely to be declining.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The Brown Antechinus is endemic to eastern Australia, where it ranges from southern Queensland to southern New South Wales (Crowther and Braithwaite 2008). It occurs from sea level to around 1,500 m.
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):1500
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Population [top]

Population:Van Dyck and Crowther (2000) consider this species to be one of the most common and widespread species of small mammals in eastern Australia.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The species is found in a wide variety of forest types; seldom found in anthropogenically disturbed habitats.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There appear to be no major threats to this species, with the exception of some localized habitat loss.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The Brown Antechinus is present in protected areas. This species is not believed to be a conservation concern due to its abundance and widespread range (Van Dyck and Crowther 2000).

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.4. Forest - Temperate
1. Forest -> 1.5. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Dry
1. Forest -> 1.6. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
  Conservation sites identified:Yes, over entire range
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education

Bibliography [top]

Crowther, M. S. and Braithwaite, R. W. 2008. Brown Antechinus, Antechinus stuartii. In: S. Van Dyck and R. Strahan (eds), The mammals of Australia. Third Edition, pp. 95-96. Reed New Holland, Sydney, Australia.

IUCN. 2016. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-2. Available at: (Accessed: 04 September 2016).

Van Dyck, S. and Crowther, M. S. 2000. Reassessment of northern representatives of the Antechinus stuartii complex (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae): A. subtropicus sp. nov. and A. adustus new status. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 45: 451-475.

Citation: Burnett, S. & Dickman, C. 2016. Antechinus stuartii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T40526A21946655. . Downloaded on 25 May 2018.
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