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Sminthopsis douglasi Archer, 1979:337

Julia Creek dunnart

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last Record: 1972

Rediscovered in 1990

IUCN status: Near Threatened

 

Distribution

Queensland, Australia

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

Prior to rediscovery:

"Known from four museum specimens, collected in about 1911 (one), the 1930s (two) 1972 (one), from the vicinity of Julia Creek and Richmond (Qld)." (Maxwell et al. 1996)

 

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References

Original scientific description:

Archer, M. (1979). Two new species of Sminthopsis Thomas (Dasyuridae: Marsupialia) from northern Australia, S. butleri and S. douglasi. Australian Zoologist 20(3): 327-345.

 

Other references:

Archer, Michael. (1979). The status of Australian dasyurids, thylacinids and myrmecobiids, pp. 29-43. In: Tyler, Michael J. (ed.). The Status of Endangered Australasian Wildlife. Proceedings of the Centenary Symposium of the Royal Zoological Society of South Australia, Adelaide, 21-23 September, 1978. [pagination is taken from the 1980 reprint, may actually be pp. 23-42?]

Archer, Michael. (1982). Sminthopsis douglasi Archer, 1979, pp. 85. In: "The red data book". I.U.C.N.: Switzerland.

Archer, Michael. (1983). Julia Creek dunnart Sminthopsis douglasi, p. 68. In: Strahan, Ronald. (ed.). The Australian Museum Complete Book of Australian Mammals. Sydney: Angus and Robertson.

Beckman, J. (1997). (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae), in captivity. Honours Thesis. La Trobe University, Melbourne.

Beckman, J. and Woolley, P. A. (1997). Growth and development of the Julia Creek Dunnart, Sminthopsis douglasi. Abstract. Newsletter of the Australian Mammal Society p.15.

Bjursell, A. (2005). Identifying reproductive state of the Julia Creek Dunnart Sminthopsis douglasi by behavioural observations. Masters Thesis, University of Queensland, Brisbane.

Bjursell, A., Dunn, M., Withers, K., Senior, G., Lundie-Jenkins, G., Billingsley, J. (2005). Application of machine vision technology to identification of oestrous in the Julia Creek dunnart (Sminthopsis douglasi), pp. 58. In: A. Cree, P.K. Dearden, P.H. Donohoe, P.M. Lokman, C.J. Marshall and D.A. Wharton (organisers). ANZSCPB Proceedings, 22nd Annual Meeting, 9-11 December 2005, University of Otago and the Otago Museum, Dunedin, New Zealand. 71 pp.

Bjursell, A., Withers, K., Senior, G., Lundie-Jenkins, G. and Kennerley, P. (2005). Identifying reproductive state of the Julia Creek dunnart Sminthopsis douglasi by behavioural observations, pp. 56. In: A. Cree, P.K. Dearden, P.H. Donohoe, P.M. Lokman, C.J. Marshall and D.A. Wharton (organisers). ANZSCPB Proceedings, 22nd Annual Meeting, 9-11 December 2005, University of Otago and the Otago Museum, Dunedin, New Zealand. 71 pp.

Cairns, M. G. (1997). The diet of the Julia Creek Dunnart. Honours Thesis. La Trobe University, Melbourne.

Coleman, M. (1999). Aspects of maternal behaviour of the Julia Creek Dunnart, Sminthopsis douglasi. Honours Thesis. La Trobe University, Melbourne.

Curtis, Lee K., Dennis, Andrew J., McDonald, Keith R., Kyne, Peter M. and Debus, Stephen J. S. (eds.). Queensland's Threatened Animals. Collingwood, Victoria: CSIRO Publishing. xv + 449 pp.

Davies, E. (2005). Behavioural responses of Julia Creek dunnarts Sminthopsis douglasi to group housing and a running wheel. Honours thesis, UQ, Gatton.

Department of Environment and Resource Management. (2009). National recovery plan for the Julia Creek dunnart (Sminthopsis douglasi). Report to the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, Canberra. Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, Brisbane.

Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (2012). Sminthopsis douglasi in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, Canberra. Available from: [url=https://www.environment.gov.au/sprat]https://www.environment.gov.au/sprat[/url]. Accessed Mon, 17 Dec 2012 19:08:01 +1100.

Elliott, C. (1999). Breeding in wild populations of the dasyurid marsupials Planigale ingrami, Sminthopsis douglasi and Sminthopsis macroura. Honours Thesis. La Trobe University, Melbourne.

Freudenthal, M. and Martín-Suárez, E. (2013). Estimating body mass of fossil rodents. Scripta Geologica 145: 1-130. [0.040-0.070 kg estimate]

Hoser, Raymond T. (1991). Endangered Animals of Australia. Mosman, NSW: Pierson & Co. 240 pp. [pp. 187]

Hume, I. D., Smith, C. and Woolley, P. A. (2000). Anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal tract of the Julia Creek dunnart, Sminthopsis douglasi (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae). Australian Journal of Zoology 48: 475-85.

Kutt, A. S. (2003). New records of the Julia Creek dunnart Sminthopsis douglasi in central-north Queensland. Australian Zoologist. 32(2): 257-260.

Lade, A. (1998). Cranial and dental deformities of the Julia Creek Dunnart, Sminthopsis douglasi, (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae). Honours Thesis. La Trobe University, Melbourne.

Lundie-Jenkins, G. (2008). Preliminary results from a pilot reintroduction of captive bred Julia Creek dunnarts Sminthopsis douglasi. Environmental Protection Agency, Brisbane.

Maxwell, S., Burbidge, A. A. and Morris, K. (eds). (1996a). The 1996 Action Plan for Australian Marsupials and Monotremes. Environment Australia, Canberra.

Maxwell, S., Burbidge, A.A. and Morris, K. 1996b. The 1996 Action Plan for Australian Marsupials and Monotremes. Australasian Marsupial and Monotreme Specialist Group, IUCN Species Survival Commission, Gland, Switzerland.

McAlpine, C. and Howes, A. (2005). Identification and mapping of critical habitat for the Julia Creek dunnart (Sminthopsis douglasi). Report to the Environmental Protection Agency/Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, Brisbane.

Mifsud, G. (1993). Aspects of the behaviour of the Julia Creek dunnart. Honours Thesis. La Trobe University, Melbourne.

Mifsud, G. (1999). Ecology of the Julia Creek dunnart Sminthopsis douglasi (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae). Masters Thesis, La Trobe University.

Mifsud, G. (2000). Survey trapping for the Julia Creek dunnart Sminthopsis douglasi at Barcaldine and Bladensburg National Park July 2000. Unpublished report.

Mifsud, G. (2001a). Monitoring of Julia Creek dunnart populations at Bladensburg National Park, April 2001. Report to the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, Brisbane.

Mifsud, G. (2001b). Impact of fire on Julia Creek dunnart populations in Mitchell Grass habitats on Bladensburg National Park and surveys to determine the extent of the species on the park and nearby properties. Report to the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, Brisbane.

Mifsud, G. and Woolley, P. A. (1997). The diet of feral cats Felis catus in north-western Queensland: implications for the conservation of the Julia Creek dunnart Sminthopsis douglasi. Abstract. Newsletter of the Australian Mammal Society, p.13.

Mortola, J. P., Frappell, P. B. and Woolley, P. A. (1999). Breathing through the skin in a newborn mammal. Nature 397: 660.

Muller, J. (1996). Torpor in Sminthopsis douglasi. Project supervised by P. B. Frappell (unpublished?).

Pollock, K. (2007). Reproductive Biology of the captive Julia Creek dunnart (Sminthopsis douglasi) at David Fleay Wildlife Park. Honours thesis, UQ, Gatton.

Pollock, K., Johnston, S. and Booth, R. (2006). Characterisation of oestrous cycle activity, pregnancy and lactation in the Julia Creek dunnart (Sminthopsis douglasi) using a combination of behavioural oestrus, urogenital cytology and a faecal EIA. Unpublished report. University of Queensland, Gatton and David Fleay Wildlife Park, Burleigh.

Russell, T. (1996). Ventilation and metabolism in Sminthopsis douglasi. Project supervised by P. B. Frappell (unpublished?).

Smith, C. (1998). Digestive strategy of the Julia Creek Dunnart Sminthopsis douglasi (Dasyuridae). Honours Thesis. La Trobe University, Melbourne.

Smith, C. S., Howes, A. L., Price, B. and McAlpine, C.A. (2006). Using a Bayesian Belief Network to predict suitable habitat of an endangered mammal – the Julia Creek dunnart (Sminthopsis douglasi). Biological Conservation 139: 333-347.

Srencer, P. B. S., Fletcher, T. P. and Woolley, P. A. (2003). Microsatellite markers from the Julia Creek dunnart Sminthopsis douglasi (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae). Molecular Ecology Notes 3: 570-1.

Thornback, Jane and Jenkins, Martin (compilers). (1982). The IUCN Mammal Red Data Book. Part 1: Threatened Mammalian Taxa of the Americas and the Australasian Zoogeographic Region (Excluding Cetacea). Gland, Switzerland: IUCN. 516 pp.

Wilson, B. A. (1999). Mitchell Grass Downs – Chapter 4. In: The conservation status of Queensland’s bioregional ecosystems (Eds P. Sattler and R. Williams). Environmental Protection Agency, Brisbane.

Woolley, P. A. (1992a). New records of the Julia Creek Dunnart Sminthopsis douglasi (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae). Wildlife Research 19: 779-783.

Woolley, P. A. (1992b). The Julia Creek Dunnart, Sminthopsis douglasi. Abstract. Newsletter of the Australian Mammal Society, p.51.

Woolley, P. A. (1995). Julia Creek Dunnart, Sminthopsis douglasi, pp. 134-135. In: Strahan, Ronald (ed.). The Mammals of Australia. Chatswood, N.S.W.: Reed Books.

Woolley, P. A. (1997). Captive breeding of the Julia Creek Dunnart Sminthopsis douglasi. Abstract. Newsletter of the Australian Mammal Society, p. 18.

Woolley, P. A. (1998). Ecology of the Julia Creek Dunnart Sminthopsis douglasi: habitat requirements and the impact of predators. Report to the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage, Brisbane.

Woolley, P. A. (2000). Monitoring the effectiveness of predator control on populations of the Julia Creek Dunnart on Toorak Research Station, and surveys to locate other populations. Report to the Queensland Environmental Protection Agency, Brisbane.

Woolley, P. A. (2008). Julia Creek Dunnart. Pp. 136-137 in S. Van Dyck and R. Strahan (eds). The Mammals of Australia. 3rd edition New Holland Publishers, Australia.

Woolley, P. A. (2017). Diurnal resting sites of the nocturnal dasyurid marsupial Sminthopsis douglasi in Bladensburg National Park, Queensland.  Australian Mammalogy 39: 121-126. [Abstract]

Woolley, P. A. (submitted). Prey of the Barn Owl in the Mitchell grass downs of north-western Queensland, with reference to the Julia Creek dunnart, Sminthopsis douglasi.

Woolley, P. A. and Elliott, C. (2003). Breeding in wild populations of the dasyurid marsupials Planigale ingrami, breeding in wild populations of the dasyurid marsupials Planigale ingrami, Sminthopsis douglasi and Sminthopsis macroura. Abstract. Newsletter of the Australian Mammal Society p.20.

Woolley, P. A., Guedelha, N. and Graves, J. A. M. (2003). Anatomy and chromosomes of two intersexual dasyurid marsupials. Reproduction, Fertility and Development 15: 1-9.

Woolley, P. A. and Mifsud, G. (2000). Research on the endangered Julia Creek Dunnart. Poster presentation, Toorak Research Station 50th Anniversary Open Day.

Woolley, P. A. and Tyndale-Biscoe, C. H. (2017). Side-tracked: unique evidence for passage of foetuses through the lateral vaginal canals in a dasyurid marsupial, Sminthopsis douglasi.  Australian Mammalogy 39: 115-117. [Abstract]

Woolley, P. A., Westerman, M. and Krajewski, C. (2007). Interspecific affinities within the genus Sminthopsis (Dasyuromorphia: Marsupialia) based on morphology of the penis; congruence with other anatomical and molecular data. Journal of Mammalogy 88: 1381-1392.

Ziembicki, Mark R. et al. (2015). Stemming the tide: progress towards resolvingthe causes of decline and implementingmanagement responses for the disappearingmammal fauna of northern Australia. THERYA 6(1): 169-225.

 

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