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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)

11.4. Reference number SA4

Refuge area: Lake Phillipson

Biogeographic region: Stony Plains

Type of refuge: Wetland

Lat./Long. 29°28’S / 134°27’E

Quality of refuge: Significant (2)

Area (km²): <1,000

Chief refuge value

A freshwater ephemeral lake which on occasions supports large numbers of waterbirds.

General description

The terminus of the Long and Mabel Creek drainages1.

ANZECC-listed species

None identified.

Regional endemics

None identified.

Relict species

None identified.

Other significant species

None identified.

Key threats

None identified.

Land tenure

Pastoral lease.

Key references

1. Morelli and Drewien (1993)