|Scientific Name:||Planigale ingrami|
|Species Authority:||(Thomas, 1906)|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Woinarski, J., van Weenen, J. & Burbidge, A.|
|Reviewer(s):||Lamoreux, J. & Hilton-Taylor, C. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)|
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, large population, occurrence in a number of protected areas, lack of major threats, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
|Range Description:||The Long-tailed Planigale is endemic to Australia, where it has been recorded mainly across the northern part of the country.|
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|Population:||It is extremely abundant within its range.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Long-tailed Planigales are the smallest marsupials. They are found mainly on cracking clay grasslands. Females give birth to between four and eight young (Fisher 2008).|
|Major Threat(s):||There appear to be no major threats to the Long-tailed Planigale. Pastoralism reduces the abundance of this species. Localized predation by cats affects Long-tailed Planigales.|
|Conservation Actions:||Long-tailed Planigales occur in many protected areas, although it is unknown from some within its range.|
Fisher, A. 2008. Long-tailed Planigale, Planigale ingrami. In: S. Van Dyck and R. Strahan (eds), The mammals of Australia. Third Edition, pp. 110-111. Reed New Holland, Sydney, Australia.
|Citation:||Woinarski, J., van Weenen, J. & Burbidge, A. 2008. Planigale ingrami. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 September 2014.|
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