High priority threatened mammals South West Victoria

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



Bioregion key

CVU   Central Victorian Uplands (west)
GP   Glenelg Plain
GG   Greater Grampians
OP   Otway Plain
OR   Otway Ranges
VVP   Victorian Volcanic Plains
WP   Warrnambool Plain
W   Wimmera


Victoria's Bioregions

Common name

Scientific name

Priority bioregion

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



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