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For information to assist proponents in referral, environmental assessments and compliance issues, refer to the Policy Statements and Guidelines (where available), the Conservation Advice (where available) or the Listing Advice (where available).
 
In addition, proponents and land managers should refer to the Recovery Plan (where available) or the Conservation Advice (where available) for recovery, mitigation and conservation information.

EPBC Act Listing Status Listed as Vulnerable
Listing and Conservation Advices Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Leporillus conditor (Wopilkara) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008y) [Conservation Advice].
 
Recovery Plan Decision Recovery Plan not required, included on the Not Commenced List (1/11/2009).
 
Adopted/Made Recovery Plans
Other EPBC Act Plans Threat Abatement Plan for Predation by the European Red Fox (Environment Australia (EA), 1999a) [Threat Abatement Plan].
 
Threat Abatement Plan for Predation by Feral Cats (Environment Australia (EA), 1999b) [Threat Abatement Plan].
 
Policy Statements and Guidelines Survey guidelines for Australia's threatened mammals. EPBC Act survey guidelines 6.5 (Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC), 2011j) [Admin Guideline].
 
Federal Register of
    Legislative Instruments
Declaration under s178, s181, and s183 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 - List of threatened species, List of threatened ecological communities and List of threatening processes (Commonwealth of Australia, 2000) [Legislative Instrument].
 
State Government
    Documents and Websites
SA:Threatened Species - The Recovery of the Greater Stick-nest Rat (South Australian Department for Environment and Heritage (SA DEH), 2009f) [Internet].
WA:Fauna Species Profiles - Greater Stick-nest Rat (Wopilkara) Leporillus conditor (Sturt, 1848) (Western Australia Department of Environment and Conservation (WA DEC), 2010q) [Information Sheet].
State Listing Status
NSW: Listed as Extinct (Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (New South Wales): December 2013 list)
SA: Listed as Vulnerable (National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 (South Australia): June 2011 list)
WA: Listed as Vulnerable (Wildlife Conservation Act 1950 (Western Australia): September 2013 list)
Non-statutory Listing Status
IUCN: Listed as Vulnerable (Global Status: IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: 2013.1 list)
VIC: Listed as Regionally Extinct (Advisory List of Threatened Vertebrate Fauna in Victoria: 2013 list)
Scientific name Leporillus conditor [137]
Family Muridae:Rodentia:Mammalia:Chordata:Animalia
Species author (Sturt,1848)
Infraspecies author  
Reference  
Distribution map Species Distribution Map

This is an indicative distribution map of the present distribution of the species based on best available knowledge. See map caveat for more information.

Illustrations Google Images

The following table lists known and perceived threats to this species. Threats are based on the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) threat classification version 1.1.

Threat Class Threatening Species References
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or predation Vulpes vulpes (Red Fox, Fox) The Greater Stick-nest Rat (Leporillus conditor) Recovery Plan Draft (Copley, P.B., 1994) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or predation Felis catus (Cat, House Cat, Domestic Cat) The Greater Stick-nest Rat (Leporillus conditor) Recovery Plan Draft (Copley, P.B., 1994) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or predation Canis lupus familiaris (Domestic Dog) Natural histories of Australia's stick-nest rats, genus Leporillus (Rodentia: Muridae). Wildlife Research. 26:513-539. (Copley, Peter, 1999) [Journal].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Predation, competition, habitat degradation and/or spread of pathogens by introduced species Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Leporillus conditor (Wopilkara) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008y) [Conservation Advice].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Problematic Native Species:Competition and/or predation Canis lupus dingo (Dingo, Warrigal, New Guinea Singing Dog) Leporillus conditor in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH), 2006nb) [Internet].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Problematic Native Species:Competition and/or predation by birds Leporillus conditor in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH), 2006nb) [Internet].
The Stick-nest Rat Leporillus conditor on Franklin Island, Nuyts Archipeligo, South Australia. Australian Mammalogy. 1:319-327. (Robinson, A.C., 1975) [Journal].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Problematic Native Species:Predation by reptiles Leporillus conditor in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH), 2006nb) [Internet].
The Stick-nest Rat Leporillus conditor on Franklin Island, Nuyts Archipeligo, South Australia. Australian Mammalogy. 1:319-327. (Robinson, A.C., 1975) [Journal].

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This database is designed to provide statutory, biological and ecological information on species and ecological communities, migratory species, marine species, and species and species products subject to international trade and commercial use protected under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the EPBC Act). It has been compiled from a range of sources including listing advice, recovery plans, published literature and individual experts. While reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, no guarantee is given, nor responsibility taken, by the Commonwealth for its accuracy, currency or completeness. The Commonwealth does not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage that may be occasioned directly or indirectly through the use of, or reliance on, the information contained in this database. The information contained in this database does not necessarily represent the views of the Commonwealth. This database is not intended to be a complete source of information on the matters it deals with. Individuals and organisations should consider all the available information, including that available from other sources, in deciding whether there is a need to make a referral or apply for a permit or exemption under the EPBC Act.

Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Leporillus conditor in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:04:48 +1000.