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Refugia for biological diversity in arid and semi-arid Australia

Biodiversity Series, Paper No. 4
S.R. Morton, J. Short and R.D. Barker, with an Appendix by G.F. Griffin and G. Pearce
Biodiversity Unit
Department of the Environment, Sport and Territories, 1995

11. Refugia in South Australia (continued)

11.3. Reference number SA3

Refuge area: Serpentine Lakes

Biogeographic region: Great Victoria Desert

Type of refuge: Wetland

Lat./Long. 28°52’S / 129°11’E

Quality of refuge: Significant (2)

Area (km²): <1,000

Chief refuge value

A significant palaeodrainage system, although the precise significance of such systems has yet to be fully explored.

General description

Ephemeral saline playa lakes1.

ANZECC-listed species

None identified.

Regional endemics

None identified.

Relict species

None identified.

Other significant species

None identified.

Key threats

None identified.

Land tenure

Within the Unnamed Conservation Park.

Key references

1. Morelli and Drewien (1993)