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Species Sminthopsis psammophila Spencer, 1895

Sandhill Dunnart

  • Sminthopsis psammophila Spencer, B. 1895. Preliminary notice of two new species of marsupials from Central Australia. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria ns 7: 222-224 [223] [as Sminthopsis psammophilus].
    Type data:
     Holotype NMV C6203 spirit specimen & skull, between Kurtitina Well and Ayers Rock, NT.
    Type locality references:
    Spencer, B. 1896. Through Larapinta Land: a narrative of the Horn Expedition to Central Australia. pp. xiii-xviii 1-136 in Spencer, B. (ed.). Report on the Work of the Horn Scientific Expedition to Central Australia. Pt 1 Introduction, narrative, summary of results, supplement to zoological report, map. Melbourne : Melville, Mullen & Slade. [83-85].

 

Distribution

States

Northern Territory, South Australia, Western Australia


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)

IBRA

NT, SA, WA: Coolgardie (COO), Central Ranges (CR), Eyre Yorke Block (EYB), Gawler (GAW), Hampton (HAM), Nullarbor (NUL)

Ecological Descriptors

Arthropod-feeder, hummock grassland, predator, terrestrial.

Extra Ecological Information

Desert sandhill country, mallee-broombush vegetation with hummock grassland.

 

General References

Aitken, P.F. 1971. Rediscovery of the Large Desert Sminthopsis (Sminthopsis psammophilus Spencer) on Eyre Peninsula, South Australia. Victorian Naturalist 88: 103-111

Archer, M. 1979. The status of Australian dasyurids, thylacinids and myrmecobiids. pp. 29-43 in Tyler, M.J. (ed.). The Status of Endangered Australasian Wildlife. Adelaide : Royal Zoological Society of South Australia.

Hart, R.P. & Kitchener, D.J. 1986. First record of Sminthopsis psammophila (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae) from Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum 13: 139-144

Hart, R.P. & Kitchener, D.J. 1986. First record of Sminthopsis psammophila (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae) from Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum 13: 139-144

Maxwell, S., Burbidge, A.A. & Morris, K. 1996. The 1996 Action Plan for Australian Marsupials and Monotremes. Canberra : Wildlife Australia 234 pp.

Maxwell, S., Burbidge, A.A. & Morris, K. 1996. The 1996 Action Plan for Australian Marsupials and Monotremes. Canberra : Wildlife Australia 234 pp.

Pearson, D.J. 1995. Sandhill Dunnart Sminthopsis psammophila. pp. 154-155 in Strahan, R. (ed.). The Mammals of Australia: The National Photographic Index of Australian Wildlife. Sydney : Reed New Holland 756 pp.

Pearson, D.J. & Robinson, A.C. 1990. New records of the sandhill dunnart, Sminthopsis psammophila (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae) in South and Western Australia. Australian Mammalogy 13: 57-59

 

Common Name References

ABRS 2001. Census of Australian Vertebrates. Australian Biological Resources Study. (Sandhill Dunnart)

 

History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
29-Oct-2010 29-Oct-2010 MOVED
15-Oct-2010 15-Oct-2010 MOVED
15-Oct-2010 15-Oct-2010 MOVED
12-Feb-2010 (import)