Action Plan for Australian Marsupials and Monotremes

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Wildlife Australia, 1996

ISBN 0 6422 1395 X

Contents

FOREWORD

SUMMARY

INTRODUCTION

Taxon - Table

Taxonomy

Common names

Disagreements about Red List category

CONSERVATION OF MARSUPIALS AND MONOTREMES IN AUSTRALIA

The importance of islands

Research priorities

Conclusions

RECOVERY OUTLINES

RECOVERY OUTLINES FOR CRITICALLY ENDANGERED TAXA

Recovery Outline

RECOVERY OUTLINES FOR ENDANGERED TAXA

Recovery Outline

Recovery Outline

RECOVERY OUTLINES FOR VULNERABLE TAXA

Recovery Outline

Recovery Outline

Recovery Outline

RECOVERY OUTLINES FOR VULNERABLE TAXA

TAXON SUMMARIES

Taxon Summary

Taxon Summary /2

Taxon Summary /3

Taxon Summary /4

Taxon Summary /5

TAXON SUMMARIES FOR DATA DEFICIENT TAXA

Please Note: Under the EPBC Act new categories have been added for listed threatened species and ecological communities. Critically endangered, conservation dependant and extinct in the wild have been added to the previous categories of endangered, vulnerable and extinct for threatened species and critically endangered and vulnerable have been added to the previous category of endangered for ecological communities. Threatened Animal Species, Threatened Plant Species


Photograph of Mulgara (Dasycercus cristicauda) by Babs and Bert Wells/CALM. The Mulgara is a carnivorous marsupial belonging to the Family Dasyuridae. It was once common and widespread in the central deserts of Australia but is now fragmented into small, discontinuous populations in Queensland, the Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia. Recent taxonomic research has shown that what was considered to be a single species comprises at least two species and possibly more.

1Maianbar Consulting
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2 Department of Conservation and Land Management
Western Australian Wildlife Research Centre PO Box 51 Wanneroo WA 6065

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and do not necessarily reflect those of the Commonwealth Government,
the Minister for the Environment or the Director of National Parks and Wildlife.

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