High priority threatened mammals South West Victoria
High Priority Threatened Mammals in the South West Region of Victoria, Australia
The following list comprises a selection of threatened mammals that have been identified as being high priority in the South West of Victoria. The high priority rating is based on a combination of the importance of the species and high level of concern within a particular bioregion. These species have been identified as requiring either full commitment or substantive participation within the bioregion indicated and is based on information from the Bioregional Network Analysis (BNA) for each bioregion (Lowe et al. 2000).
In addition to the above BNA priorities, this list also includes high priority threatened mammals in the South West that have specific management actions specified in the (DEPI Actions for Biodiversity Conservation database).1
Note: at present this list does not include species in the Goldfields Bioregion.
|Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby critically endangered|
|Blue Whale||Balaenoptera musculus||Marine|
|Brush-tailed Phascogale||Phascogale tapoatafa||W, GG1|
|Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby||Petrogale penicillata||GG1|
|Common Bent-wing Bat||Miniopterus schreibersii||WP + all1|
|Common Dunnart||Sminthopsis murina||GG|
|Grey-headed Flying-fox||Pteropus poliocephalus||OP1|
|Eastern Barred Bandicoot||Perameles gunnii||VVP1|
|Heath Mouse||Pseudomys shortridgei||GG, GP, W + all 1|
|New Holland Mouse||Pseudomys novaehollandiae||OP1|
|Smoky Mouse||Pseudomys fumeus||OR|
|Smoky Mouse (western form)||Pseudomys fumeus (western form)||GG1, OR|
|Spot-tailed Quoll||Dasyurus maculatus||VVP, OR, GP|
|Southern Right Whale||Eubalaena australis||Marine|
|Squirrel Glider||Petaurus norfolcensis||W|
- Lowe, K., Preece, K., & Amos, N (2000) Victoria’s biodiversity reporting system: a bioregional approach to refining priorities and partnerships for biodiversity conservation. Dept. Natural Resources & Environment, Victoria.
- DEPI Actions for Biodiversity Database, Department of Environment and Primary Industries, 2014.