|Scientific Name:||Antechinus stuartii|
|Species Authority:||Macleay, 1841|
|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.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Burnett, S. & Dickman, C.|
|Reviewer(s):||Lamoreux, J. & Hilton-Taylor, C. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)|
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.
|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). Sea level to around 1,500 m.|
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|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.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||The species is found in a wide variety of forest types; seldom found in anthropogenically disturbed habitats.|
|Major Threat(s):||There appear to be no major threats to this species, with the exception of some localized habitat loss.|
|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).|
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.
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. 2008. Antechinus stuartii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 03 March 2015.|