Critically Endangered Wildlife in AU

Australia’s critically endangered mammals according the IUCN Red List number ten. However, since the assessed version is 3.1, this dates to 2001,  which may indicate that the data is old and that the extinction risk status of each taxon may well have changed.


Summary


1.   Woylie (Bettongia penicillata)
Status: Critically Endangered   A4be   ver 3.1
Pop. trend: decreasing image
2.   Mountain Pygmy Possum (Burramys parvus)
Status: Critically Endangered   B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v)   ver 3.1
Pop. trend: decreasing
3.   Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat (Lasiorhinus krefftii )
Status: Critically Endangered   B1ab(iii)   ver 3.1
Pop. trend: stable
4.   Lesser Stick-nest Rat (Leporillus apicalis)
Status: Critically Endangered   D   ver 3.1
Pop. trend: unknown
5.   Bramble Cay Melomys (Melomys rubicola)
Status: Critically Endangered   D   ver 3.1
Pop. trend: unknown
6.   Lord Howe Long-eared Bat (Nyctophilus howensis)
Status: Critically Endangered   D   ver 3.1
Pop. trend: unknown
7.   Gilbert’s Potoroo (Potorous gilbertii)
Status: Critically Endangered   D   ver 3.1
Pop. trend: stable
8.   Kangaroo Island Dunnart   (Sminthopsis aitkeni )
Status: Critically Endangered   B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)   ver 3.1
Pop. trend: decreasing
9.   Carpentarian Rock Rat (Zyzomys palatalis)
Status: Critically Endangered   B2ab(iii)   ver 3.1
Pop. trend: unknown
10.  Central Rock Rat (Zyzomys pedunculatus)
Status: Critically Endangered   A2b   ver 3.1
Pop. trend: unknown

Citation: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 March 2010.


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