Planigale ingrami 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Dasyuromorphia Dasyuridae

Scientific Name: Planigale ingrami (Thomas, 1906)
Common Name(s):
English Long-tailed Planigale
French Planigale D´ingram

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2015-06-15
Assessor(s): Woinarski, J., van Weenen, J. & Burbidge, A.
Reviewer(s): Johnson, C.N. & Hawkins, C.
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The Long-tailed Planigale is endemic to Australia, where it has been recorded mainly across the northern part of the country.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population:It is extremely abundant within its range.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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).

Threats [top]

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 [top]

Conservation Actions: Long-tailed Planigales occur in many protected areas, although it is unknown from some within its range.

Classifications [top]

2. Savanna -> 2.1. Savanna - Dry
4. Grassland -> 4.6. Grassland - Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded

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]

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.

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

Citation: Woinarski, J., van Weenen, J. & Burbidge, A. 2016. Planigale ingrami. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T40534A21944891. . Downloaded on 22 June 2018.
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