Comment on listing assessments

You are invited to provide public comment on the below items to assist the Threatened Species Scientific Committee (the Committee) with its assessment of whether the items are eligible for inclusion in an EPBC Act list of threatened species, key threatening processes or ecological communities and, if eligible, the category in which they are eligible to be included.

Listing Assessments open for public comment

Species

Listing
Name State/territory Comment period is open until

Mesembriomys gouldii melvillensis (black-footed tree-rat (Melville Island))

Qld
30 January 2015
Mesembriomys gouldii rattoides (black-footed tree-rat (north Queensland)) Qld 30 January 2015

Mesembriomys gouldii gouldii (black-footed tree-rat (Kimberley and Northern Territory))

NT 30 January 2015
Acanthiza iredalei rosinae (slender-billed thornbill (Gulf St Vincent)) SA 21 December 2014
Grantiella picta (painted honeyeater) Vic, NSW, ACT, Qld, SA, NT 21 December 2014
Lewinia pectoralis brachipus (Lewin’s rail (Tasmanian)) Tas 21 December 2014
Mirafra javanica melvillensis (Horsfield’s bushlark (Tiwi Islands)) NT 21 December 2014
Platycercus caledonicus brownie (green rosella (King Island)) Tas 21 December 2014
Zoothera lunulata halmaturina (Bassian thrush (South Australian)) SA 21 December 2014
Phyllurus gulbaru (Gulbaru gecko) Qld 9 January 2015
Geophaps scripta scripta (squatter pigeon (southern)) Qld, NSW 9 January 2015
Polytelis swainsoni (superb parrot) NSW, ACT, Vic 9 January 2015
Turnix melanogaster (black-breasted button-quail) Qld, NSW 9 January 2015
Erythrotriorchis radiatus (red goshawk) WA, NT, Qld, NSW 9 January 2015
Erythrura gouldiae (Gouldian finch) WA, NT, Qld 9 January 2015
Probosciger aterrimus macgillivrayi (palm cockatoo (Australian)) Qld 9 January 2015
Malurus coronatus coronatus (purple-crowned fairy-wren) WA, NT 9 January 2015
Pedionomus torquatus (plains-wanderer) NT, Qld, SA, NSW, Vic 9 January 2015
Anthochaera phrygia (regent honeyeater) Qld, NSW, ACT 9 January 2015
Geniostoma huttonii (a shrub) NSW 15 January 2015
Lepidorrhachis mooreana (Little Mountain Palm) NSW 15 January 2015
Polystichum moorei (Rock Shield Fern) NSW 15 January 2015
Xylosma parvifolium (a shrub) NSW 15 January 2015
Atriplex sp Yeelirrie Station (a saltbush) WA 16 January 2015
Ordtrachia septentrionalis (a land snail) WA, NT 16 January 2015
Acacia leptoneura (a shrub) WA 23 January 2015
Amperea xiphoclada NSW 30 January 2015
Banksia sphaerocarpa WA 30 January 2015
Leucochrysum albicans NSW, VicTas 30 January 2015
Lindsaea pulchella Qld 30 January 2015
Pimelea curviflora NSW 30 January 2015
Verticordia densiflora WA 30 January 2015
Verticordia plumosa WA 30 January 2015
Isoodon obesulus obesulus (southern brown bandicoot (south-eastern)) NSW, SA, Tas, Vic 30 January 2015
Tachyglossus aculeatus multiaculeatus (Kangaroo Island echidna) SA 30 January 2015
Variety delisting
Name EPBC status State/territory Comment period is open until
Amperea xiphoclada var. pedicellata Extinct NSW 30 January 2015
Banksia sphaerocarpa var. dolichostyla (Ironcaps banksia) Vulnerable WA 30 January 2015
Leucochrysum albicans var. tricolor (hoary sunray) Endangered NSW, VicTas 30 January 2015
Lindsaea pulchella var. blanda Vulnerable Qld 30 January 2015
Pimelea curviflora var. curviflora Vulnerable NSW 30 January 2015
Verticordia densiflora var. pedunculata (long-stalked featherflower) Endangered WA 30 January 2015
Verticordia plumosa var. ananeotes (tufted plumed featherflower) Endangered WA 30 January 2015
Verticordia plumosa var. vassensis (Vasse featherflower) Endangered WA 30 January 2015

These listed species are now considered junior synonyms of common species, other listed species or exotic species. It is proposed that the junior synonym be delisted. If the senior synonym (identified in the “Synonym of” column) has an EPBC status, it is proposed that the senior synonym retain its existing EPBC status.

Taxonomic delisting
Name EPBC status State/territory Synonym of EPBC status Comment period is open until
Argyreia soutteri Extinct Qld Argyreia acuta   30 January 2015
Bosistoa selwynii Vulnerable NSW, Qld Bosistoa transversa Vulnerable 30 January 2015
Caladenia carnea var. subulata (striped pink-fingers) Endangered Vic Caladenia carnea   30 January 2015
Callitriche cyclocarpa (western water-starwort) Vulnerable NSW, Vic Callitriche umbonata   30 January 2015
Corybas sp. Finniss (R.Bates 28794) (Finniss helmet-orchid) Endangered SA Corybas dentatus Vulnerable 30 January 2015
Diplocaulobium masonii Extinct Qld Diplocaulobium stelliferum   30 January 2015
Egernia stokesii aethiops Vulnerable WA Egernia stokesii badia Endangered 30 January 2015
Epiblema grandiflorum var. cyaneum (baby blue orchid) Endangered WA Epiblema grandiflorum   30 January 2015
Pandanus spiralis var. flammeus (Edgar Range pandanus) Endangered WA Pandanus spiralis   30 January 2015
Phaius tancarvilleae Endangered Qld Phaius australis Endangered 30 January 2015
Prasophyllum sp. Wybong (C.Phelps ORG 5269) Critically Endangered NSW Prasophyllum petilum (Tarengo leek orchid) Endangered 30 January 2015
Prasophyllum uroglossum Endangered NSW Prasophyllum fuscum Vulnerable 30 January 2015
Pseudomys pilligaensis (Pilliga mouse) Vulnerable NSW, Qld Pseudomys delicatulus pumilus   30 January 2015
Sarcochilus roseus Vulnerable Qld Sarcochilus ceciliae   30 January 2015
Vappodes lithocola (dwarf butterfly orchid) Endangered Qld Dendrobium bigibbum Vulnerable 30 January 2015
Vappodes phalaenopsis (Cooktown orchid) Vulnerable Qld Dendrobium bigibbum Vulnerable 30 January 2015
Verticordia plumosa var. pleiobotrya (narrow-petalled featherflower) Endangered WA Verticordia plumosa var. brachyphylla   30 January 2015

 

Key threatening process

Name State/territory Comment period is open until
No items currently open for comment    

Ecological community nominations

Name Nominated category State/territory Comment period is open until
No items currently open for comment      

* The Australian Government has partnership agreements with the states and territories to share information and align threatened species lists where appropriate. Through these agreements, species that are endemic to (i.e. only found in) a particular state or territory are assessed first in that state, prior to them being assessed nationally under a streamlined assessment process.

If you wish to comment on any of the above nominations, please send your comments,  by mail, fax or email to the appropriate address below.

For species comments:

Email: species.consultation@environment.gov.au

Mail:
Director, Terrestrial Species Conservation Section
Department of the Environment
GPO Box 787 Canberra ACT 2601

For ecological communities comments:

Email: epbc.nominations@environment.gov.au

Mail:
Director, Ecological Communities Section
Department of the Environment
GPO Box 787 Canberra ACT 2601

Fax: (02) 6274 2214