|Scientific Name:||Acrobates pygmaeus (Shaw, 1794)|
Didelphis pygmaea Shaw, 1793
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Dickman, C., McKenzie, N. & Menkhorst, P.|
|Reviewer(s):||Johnson, C.N. & Hawkins, C.|
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, presumed large and stable population, presence in a number of protected areas, and because there are no major threats to the species.
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|Range Description:||This species is endemic to Australia, where it ranges throughout much of the east and southeast of the country; also on Fraser Island. Sea level to 1,200 m.|
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|Population:||It is believed to be a common species in some parts of its range (i.e., north-east Queensland), although rarer in the south. It is apparently more common in wet and old-growth forest than in dry or regenerating forest (Menkhorst 2001).|
|Current Population Trend:||Stable|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This nocturnal species most frequently inhabits tall subtropical and temperate forests and mature woodland (Ward and Woodside 2008); it also occurs in suburban fringes. Females may have two litters of three or four young annually (Ward and Woodside 2008).|
|Major Threat(s):||While there appear to be no major threats to this species, it may be locally threatened by logging of stands of mature forests and predation by cats and foxes.|
|Conservation Actions:||The species is present in a number of protected areas.|
IUCN. 2016. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-2. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 04 September 2016).
Menkhorst, P. 2001. A Field Guide to the Mammals of Australia. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.
Ward, S. J. and Woodside, D. P. 2008. Feathertail Glider, Acrobates pygmaeus. In: S. Van Dyck and R. Strahan (eds), The mammals of Australia. Third Edition, pp. 261-264. Reed New Holland, Sydney, Australia.
|Citation:||Dickman, C., McKenzie, N. & Menkhorst, P. 2016. Acrobates pygmaeus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T40584A21963834.Downloaded on 20 October 2017.|
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