Bettongia pusilla 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Diprotodontia Potoroidae

Scientific Name: Bettongia pusilla
Species Authority: McNamara, 1997
Common Name(s):
English Nullarbor Dwarf Bettong

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Burbidge, A.
Reviewer(s): Lamoreux, J. & Hilton-Taylor, C. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Extinct as it is only known from the fossil record, although it probably was extant after 1500 AD.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species was known from the Nullarbor Plain in Western Australia and South Australia. This habitat has been surveyed and there is no evidence of current existence of this or most other similar-sized mammal species.
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Population [top]

Population:Only known from recent subfossils (McNamara 1997). There is little doubt that this species persisted into European settlement.
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:There is no information about its habitat or ecology.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures pertaining to this species.
All Bettongia spp. are listed on CITES Appendix I.

Citation: Burbidge, A. 2008. Bettongia pusilla. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136805A4341945. . Downloaded on 30 August 2016.
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