Dorcopsulus macleayi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Diprotodontia Macropodidae

Scientific Name: Dorcopsulus macleayi (Miklouho-Maclay, 1885)
Common Name(s):
English Macleay's Dorcopsis, Macleay's Dorcopsulus, Papuan Dorcopsis, Papuan Forest Wallaby
Taxonomic Notes: Dorcopsulus macleayi has been considered by some authors to be conspecific with D. vanheurni, but we provisionally follow Groves (2005) in treating it as a separate species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2015-06-15
Assessor(s): Aplin, K., Dickman, C. & Salas, L.
Reviewer(s): Johnson, C.N. & Hawkins, C.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution (>20,000 km2), presumed large population (it is common in suitable habitat), and because much of its habitat remains intact and inaccessible. Although it is affected by hunting, this is not thought to be a major threat to the species, and populations overall are considered to be stable.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in the hill to lower montane areas of south-eastern New Guinea (Papua New Guinea only). The distribution range is uncertain. It is restricted to the southern slopes at an elevational range of 1,000 to 1,800 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Papua New Guinea
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):1000
Upper elevation limit (metres):1800
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Population [top]

Population:It is common in hill forest and lower montane forest.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is found in lower montane primary and disturbed tropical moist forest. Females give birth to one or two young.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species. This species is locally threatened by subsistence hunting for food.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in protected areas (e.g., Crater Mountain Wildlife Management Area). It needs further study on its taxonomy and distribution.

Citation: Aplin, K., Dickman, C. & Salas, L. 2016. Dorcopsulus macleayi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T6801A21952872. . Downloaded on 18 June 2018.
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