Action Plan for Australian Marsupials and Monotremes
ISBN 0 6422 1395 X
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.
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