The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Gymnobelideus leadbeateri McCoy, 1867:287

Leadbeater's possum, Fairy possum, Bass River possum, Leadbeater's opossum (used by Lucas & Le Souëf, 1909:107)

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Palaeopetaurus elegans Broom, 1895:568 (1896?); Gymnobelideus leadbeateri martinekae Hoser, 2018 (nomen oblitum)

 

 

Conservation Status

Last Record: 1909 (Maxwell et al. 1996)


Rediscovered in: 1961 (Wilkinson, 1961)


IUCN status: Endangered

 

Distribution

Victoria, Australia

 

Biology

 

Hypodigm

 

Media

 

Literature

Original scientific description:

McCoy, 1867. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 3, 20: 287.

 

Species bibliography:

Anonymous. (1964). A preliminary list of rare mammals including those believed to be rare but concerning which detailed information is still lacking. IUCN Bulletin 11(Special Supplement): 4 pp.

Beyer, G. L. and Goldingay, R. L. 2006. The value of nest boxes in the research and management of Australian hollow-using arboreal marsupials. Wildlife Research 33: 161-174.

Blair, David, Lindenmayer David B. and McBurney, Lachlan. (2018). Failing to conserve Leadbeater's Possum and its Mountain Ash forest habitat. Australian Zoologist 39(3): 443-448.

Blair, David, Lindenmayer David B., McBurney, Lachlan, Banks, Sam C. and Blanchard, Wade. (2017). The Leadbeater’s Possum Review. Fenner School of Environment and Society, The Australian National University, Canberra. xii + 68 pp.

Brazenor, C. W. (1932). A re-examination of Gymnobelideus leadbeateri McCoy. Aust. Zool. 7: 106-109.

Brazenor, C. W. (1962). Rediscovery of a rare Australian possum. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 139: 429-31.

Broom, Robert. (1895). On a Small Fossil Marsupial Allied to [i]Petaurus[/i]. Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. 20: 568-570. Pl. XLVI.

Brown G, Smith S, Lumsden L (2012) Survey Standards: Leadbeater's Possum Gymnobelideus leadbeateri. Victorian Government Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Melbourne.

Commonwealth of Australia (2015) Conservation Advice: Gymnobelideus leadbeateri (listing as Critically Endangered). Department of the Environment and Energy, Canberra.

Commonwealth of Australia (2016) National Recovery Plan for Leadbeater's Possum (Draft). Department of the Environment and Energy, Canberra.

Dempster, Keith. (n.d. [c.1969]). Wildlife in Southeastern Australia. Sydney: Australian Broadcasting Commission in association with William Collins. 84 pp.

Domrow, R. (1972). Two new species of Haemolaelaps Berlese (Acari: Dermanyssidae) from Leadbeater's possum. Journal of the Australian Entomological Society 11: 290–94.

Dunnet GM, Mardon DK (1974) A monograph of Australian fleas
(Siphonaptera). Aust J Zool Suppl Ser 22(30):1–273

Edwards, D. and Westerman, M. (1992). DNA-DNA hybridisation and the position of Leadbeater's possum (Gymnobelideus leadbeateri McCoy) in the family Petauridae (Marsupialia: Diprotodontia). Australian Journal of Zoology 40: 563-571.

Flannery, Timothy. (1990). Australia's Vanishing Mammals: Endangered and Extinct Native Species. Sydney: RD Press. 192 pp.

Freudenthal, M. and Martín-Suárez, E. (2013). Estimating body mass of fossil rodents. Scripta Geologica 145: 1-130. [0.070-0.170 kg estimate]

Greet, Joe et al. (2020). The vegetation structure and condition of contracting lowland habitat for Leadbeater’s possum (Gymnobelideus leadbeateri). Australian Mammalogy. doi: https://doi.org/10.1071/AM20047

Hansen, Birgita D. and Taylor, A. C. (2008). Isolated remnant or recent introduction? Estimating the provenance of Yellingbo leadbeater's possums by genetic analysis and bottleneck simulation. Mol Ecol. 17(18): 4039-4052. [Abstract]

Hansen, Birgita D. et al. (2009). Population genetic analysis reveals a long-term decline of a threatened endemic Australian marsupial. Molecular Ecology 18(16): 3346-3362.

Harley D (2005) The Life History and Conservation of Leadbeater's Possum (Gymnobelideus Leadbeateri) in Lowland Swamp Forest. PhD thesis. Monash University, Melbourne.

Harley, Dan K. P. (2006). A role for nest boxes in the conservation of Leadbeater's possum (Gymnobelideus leadbeateri). Wildlife Research 33: 385-395.

Harley, Dan K. P. (2015). The use of call imitation to establish territory occupancy by Leadbeater’s possum (Gymnobelideus leadbeateri). Australian Mammalogy 37(1): 116-119. [Abstract]

Harrison, Lee, Soanes, Kylie and van der Ree, Rodney. (2017). An evaluation of pipe traps for the capture of small arboreal mammals. Australian Mammalogy. https://doi.org/10.1071/AM17014 [Abstract]

Henderson, Keith, Pantinople, Jess, McCabe, Kyle, Richards, Hazel L. and Milne, Nick. (2017). Forelimb bone curvature in terrestrial and arboreal mammals. PeerJ 5: e3229.

Hoser, Raymond T. (1991). Endangered Animals of Australia. Mosman, NSW: Pierson & Co. 240 pp. [pp. 220-221]

Hoser, Raymond T. (2018). A new subspecies of the endangered Leadbeater’s Possum Gymnobelideus leadbeateri McCoy, 1867 from the Victorian High Country, with comments about the long-term conservation of the species in view of the recent genocide of the species caused by the Victorian Government, their wildlife and forestry departments and their controlled business enterprises. Australasian Journal of Herpetology 37: 3-10. [Hoser is a taxonomic vandal, whose amateur taxonomic works are best simply ignored]

Humphery-Smith, I. (1981). Paraustrostrongylus gymnobelideus n. sp. (Nematoda, Trichostrongyloidea) parasite de Gymnobelideus leadbeateri (Marsupialia, Petauridae) de Victoria, Australie. Bulletin du Muséum National Histoire Naturelles, Paris 4e ser.. 3, sect. A.: 509-513.

Iredale, Tom and Troughton, Ellis Le Geyt. (1934). A check-list of the mammals recorded from Australia. Mem. Aust. Mus. 6: i-xii, 1-122.

IUCN 1994. IUCN Red List Categories. Prepared by the Species Survival Commission. IUCN, Gland.

Jelinek, A., Cameron, D., Belcher, C. and Turner, L. (1995). New perspectives on the ecology of Lake Mountain: the discovery of Leadbeater's possum Gymnobelideus leadbeateri McCoy in subalpine woodland. Victorian Naturalist 112: 112-115.

Jiang, Ruizhu. (2019). Using LiDAR for landscape-scale mapping of potential habitat for the critically endangered Leadbeater's Possum. PhD thesis, The University of Melbourne. [Abstract]

Joslin, Paul and Maryanka, Daphne. (1968). Endangered Mammals of the World: Report on Status and Action Treatment. IUCN Publications, New Series, Supplementary Paper No. 13: 34 pp.

Kennedy, M. (ed.). 1990. Australia's Endangered Species. The Extinction Dilemma. Prentice Hall Press, New York.

King, W. (1963). Leadbeater's possum near Powelltown. Victorian Naturalist 80: 148-149.

Leadbeater's Possum Advisory Group (2014a) Leadbeater's Possum Recommendations: Report to the Minister for Environment and Climate Change and Minister for Agriculture and Food Security. Melbourne.

Leadbeater's Possum Advisory Group (2014b) Leadbeater's Possum Technical Report: Report to the Minister for Environment and Climate Change and the Minister for Agriculture and Food Security. Melbourne.

Lindenmayer, 1989. D.B. Lindenmayer, The ecology and habitat requirements of Leadbeater's possum. In: PhD thesis, Australian National University, Canberra.

Lindenmayer, David B. (1991). The ecology and habitat requirements of Leadbeater's possum. Australian Journal of Ecology 16: 260-261. (Thesis abstract).

Lindenmayer, David B. 1992a. The ecology and habitat requirements of arboreal marsupials in the montane ash forests of the central highlands of Victoria. In: A summary of studiesValue Adding and Silvicultural Systems Program. Report, No. 6. Native Forest Research.

Lindenmayer, David B. 1992b. Some impacts on arboreal marsupials of clearfelling on a 80–120 year rotation in mountain ash Eucalyptus regnans forests in the Central Highlands of Victoria. Victorian Nat. 109: 181–186.

Lindenmayer, David B. (1994a). The impacts of timber harvesting on arboreal marsupials at different spatial scales and its implications for ecologically sustainable forest use and nature conservation. Aust. J. Environ. Manage. 1: pp. 56–68.

Lindenmayer DB (1994b) Fur-inhabiting ectoparasites of Leadbeater’s possum, Gymnobelideus leadbeateri (Marsupialia: Petauridae). Australian Mammal Society 17:109

Lindenmayer, David B. (1996). Wildlife and Woodchips. Leadbeater's Possum: A test case for sustainable forestry. UNSW Press, Sydney, Australia.

Lindenmayer, David B. (2000). Factors atmultiple scales affecting distribution patterns and its implications for animal conservation—Leadbeater’s possum as a case study. Biodiversity and Conservation 9:15–35.

Lindenmayer DB (2009) Forest pattern and ecological process: A synthesis of 25 years of research. Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing.

Lindenmayer, David B. (2013). Can Leadbeater's Possum be saved? Park Watch 254: 12-13. [Abstract]

Lindenmayer D (2014) Preventing the extinction of an iconic globally endangered species – Leadbeater’s Possum (Gymnobelideus leadbeateri). Journal of Biodiversity & Endangered Species 02: doi:10.4172/2332-2543.1000140.

Lindenmayer, David B. (2018). The multiple benefits of monitoring threatened species: Leadbeater's possum as a case study, pp. 193-204. In: Legge, Sarah et al. (eds.). Monitoring Threatened Species and Ecological Communities. Clayton South, Victoria: CSIRO Publishing.

Lindenmayer DB, Blair, D.P., McBurney, L., Banks, S. (2013) New Restoration Forest Management Prescriptions to Conserve Leadbeater’s Possum and Rebuild the Cover of Ecologically Mature Forest in the Central Highlands of Victoria. Fenner School of Environment and Society, The Australian National University, Canberra.

Lindenmayer, B., Blair, D., McBurney, L. and Banks, S. (2014). Preventing the Extinction of an Iconic Globally Endangered Species – Leadbeater’s Possum (Gymnobelideus leadbeateri). J Biodivers Endanger Species 2(4): 140, 1-7 pp.

Lindenmayer, D., Blair, D., McBurney, L., and Banks, S. (2015). Ignoring the science in failing to conserve a faunal icon – major political, policy and management problems in preventing the extinction of Leadbeater’s possum. Pacific Conservation Biology 21, 257–265.

Lindenmayer D, Blair D, McBurney L, Banks S, Stein J, Hobbs R, Likens G, Franklin J (2013). Principles and practices for biodiversity conservation and restoration forestry: a 30 year case study on the Victorian montane ash forests and the critically endangered Leadbeater's Possum. Australian Zoologist 36: 441-460.

Lindenmayer, D.B., S. Boyle, M.B. Burgman, D. McDonald and B. Tomkins. (1994). The sugar and nitrogen content of the gums of Acacia spp. in the mountain ash and alpine ash forests of central Victoria and its potential implications for exudivorous arboreal marsupials. Aust. J. Ecol. 19: 169–177. [relevant citation?]

D.B. Lindenmayer, R.B. Cunningham and C.F. Donnelly. (1993). The conservation of arboreal marsupials in the montane ash forests of the central highlands of Victoria, south-east Australia, IV. The distribution and abundance of arboreal marsupials in retained linear strips (wildlife corridors) in timber production forests. Biol. Conserv. 66: 207-221.

Lindenmayer, David B., Cunningham, R. B. and Donnelly, C. F. (1994). The conservation of arboreal marsupials in the montane ash forests of the central highlands of Victoria, south-eastern Australia, VI. The performance of statistical models of the nest tree and habitat requirements of arboreal marsupials applied to new survey data. Biological Conservation 70, 143-147.

Lindenmayer, D.B., R.B. Cunningham, C.F. Donnelly, M.T. Tanton and H.A. Nix. (1993). The abundance and development of cavities in montane ash-type eucalypt trees in the montane forests of the central highlands of Victoria, south-eastern Australia. For. Ecol. Manage. 60: 77–104.

Lindenmayer D.B., Cunningham R.B., Nix H.A., Tanton M.T. and Smith A.P. 1991. Predicting the abundance of hollow-bearing trees in montane ash forests of south-eastern Australia. Australian Journal of Ecology 16, 91-98.

Lindenmayer, David B., Cunningham, R.B., Tanton, M.T., Nix, H.A. and Smith, A.P. (1991). The conservation of arboreal marsupials in the montane ash forests of the central highlands of Victoria, south-east Australia, III. Models of the habitat requirements of Leadbeater's possum Gymnobelideus leadbeateri and the diversity and abundance of arboreal marsupials. Biological Conservation 56: 295-315.

Lindenmayer, D.B., R.B. Cunningham, M.T. Tanton and A.P. Smith. (1990a) The conservation of arboreal marsupials in the montane ash forests of the central highlands of Victoria, south-east Australia, I. Factors affecting the occupancy of trees with hollows. Biol. Conserv. 54: 111–131.

Lindenmayer, David B., Cunningham, R.B., Tanton, M.T. and Smith, A.P.W. (1990b). The conservation of arboreal marsupials in the montane ash forests of the central highlands of Victoria, south-east Australia, II. The loss of trees with hollows and its implications for the conservation of Leadbeater's possum Gymnobelideus leadbeateri McCoy (Marsupialia: Petauridae). Biological Conservation 54: 133-145.

Lindenmayer, David B., R. B. Cunningham, M. T. Tanton, A. P. Smith, and H. A. Nix. (1991). Characteristics of hollow-bearing trees occupied by arboreal marsupials in the montane ash forests of the Central Highlands of Victoria, south-east Australia. Forest Ecology and Management 40(3-4): 289-308. [Abstract]

Lindenmayer, David B. and Dixon, J. M. (1992). An additional historical record of Leadbeater's possum Gymnobelideus leadbeateri McCoy, prior to the 1961 rediscovery of the species. Victorian Naturalist 109: 217–218.

Lindenmayer, David B., Lacy, R.C., Thomas, V.C. and Clark, T. (1993). Predictions of the impacts of changes in population size and environmental variability on Leadbeater's possum, Gymnobelideus leadbeateri McCoy (Marsupialia : Petauridae) using population viability analysis: an application of the computer program VORTEX. Wildlife Research 20: 67-86. [Abstract]

Lindenmayer, D. B., MacGregor, C. I., Cunningham, R. B., Incoll, R. D., Crane, M., Rawlins, D. and Michael, D. R. 2003. The use of nest boxes by arboreal marsupials in the forests of the Central Highlands of Victoria. Wildlife Research 30: 259-264.

Lindenmayer, David B., McBurney, Lachlan, Blair, David P. and Banks, Sam C. (In Press, 2017). Inter-den tree movements by Leadbeater's Possum. Australian Zoologist. https://doi.org/10.7882/AZ.2017.028 [Abstract]

Lindenmayer D, Meggs R (1996) Use of den trees by Leadbeater's Possum (Gymnobelideus leadbeateri). Australian Journal of Zoology 44: 625-638.

Lindenmayer, David B., Nix, H.A., McMahon, J.P. and Hutchinson, M.F. (1990). Bioclimatic modelling and wildlife conservation and management – a case study on Leadbeater's possum, Gymnobelideus leadbeateri. Pp. 253–273 in Clark, T.W. and Seebeck, J.H. (eds) Management and conservation of small populations. Chicago Zoological Society : Brookfield, Illinois.

Lindenmayer, David B., Nix, H. A., McMahon, J. P., Hutchinson, M. F. and Tanton, M. T. (1991). The conservation of Leadbeater's possum, Gymnobelideus leadbeateri (McCoy): a case study of the use of bioclimatic modelling. Journal of Biogeography 18: 371–383.

Lindenmayer, David B. and Norton, T.W. (1993). The conservation of Leadbeater's possum in south-eastern Australia and the spotted owl in the Pacific Northwest of the USA: management issues, strategies and lessons. Pacific Conservation Biology 1: 13–19.

Lindenmayer, D.B., T.W. Norton and H.P. Possingham. (1993). An approach for determining wildlife metapopulation viability using GIS to couple habitat models and forest resource data. In: Conference Proceedings GIS'93 (1993), pp. 529–539.

Lindenmayer et al., 1991d. D.B. Lindenmayer, T.W. Norton and M.T. Tanton, Differences between the effects of
wildfire and clearfelling in montane ash forests of Victoria and its implications for fauna dependent on tree hollows.
Aust. For. 53 (1991), pp. 61–68.

Lindenmayer, D. B. and Ough, K. 2006. Salvage logging in the montane ash Eucalypt forests of the Central Highlands of Victoria and its potential impacts on biodiversity. Conservation Biology 20: 1005-1015.

Lindenmayer, David B. and Possingham, H. P. (1994). The risk of extinction: ranking management options for Leadbeater's Possum using population viability analysis. Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.

Lindenmayer, David B. and Possingham H.P. (1995). The conservation of arboreal marsupials in the montane ash forests of the central highlands of Victoria, south-eastern Australia -VII. Modelling the persistence of Leadbeater's possum in response to modified timber harvesting practices. Biological Conservation 73(3): 239-257.

D.B. Lindenmayer and H.P. Possingham. (1995). Modelling the impacts of wildfire on metapopulation behaviour of the Australian arboreal marsupial, Leadbeater's possum, Gymnobelideus leadbeateri. For. Ecol. Manage. (1995) (in press) .

Lindenmayer D, Possingham H (1996) Modelling the inter-relationships between habitat patchiness, dispersal capability and metapopulation persistence of the endangered species, Leadbeater's possum, in south-eastern Australia. Landscape Ecology 11: 79-105.

Lindenmayer, David B., Smith, A.P., Craig, S.A. and Lumsden, L.F. (1989). A survey of the distribution of Leadbeater's possum, Gymnobelideus leadbeateri McCoy in the central highlands of Victoria. Victorian Naturalist 106: 174–178. (The Appendix to this paper has a large number of errors. The corrected Appendix is printed in full in Victorian Naturalist 107: 136–137, 1990).

Lindenmayer, David B., Tanton, M.T. and Cunningham, RB. (1991). A critique of the use of nest boxes for the conservation of Leadbeater's possum, Gymnobelideus leadbeateri McCoy. Wildlife Research18: 619–624.

Lindenmayer, David B., Tanton, M.T. and Norton, T.W. (1990). Leadbeater's possumrs – a test case for integrated forestry. Search 21:156–159.

Lindenmayer, David B., Tanton, M.T. and Viggers, K.L. (1994). Fur-inhabiting ectoparasites of Leadbeater's possum, Gymnobelideus leadbeateri (Marsupialia: Petau ridae). Australian Mammalogy 17: 102-111.

Lindenmayer, D. B. et al. (2011). Cross-sectional versus longitudinal research: A case study of trees with hollows and marsupials in Australian forests. Ecol Monogr 81(4): 557-580.

Loyn, 1985. R.H. Loyn, Strategies for conserving wildlife in commercially productive eucalypt forest. Aust. For. 48
(1985), pp. 95–101.

Loyn, R. and McNabb, E.G. (1982). Discovery of Leadbeater's possum in Gembrook State Forest. Victorian Naturalist 99: 21–23

Lucas, Arthur Henry Shakespeare and Le Souëf, William Henry Dudley. (1909). The Animals of Australia: Mammals, Reptiles and Amphibians. Melbourne: Whitcombe and Tombs.

Macfarlane, M., Lowe, K. and Smith, J. (1995). Flora and Fauna Guarantee Action Statement No.62 Leadbeater's Possum Gymnobelideus leadbeateri. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Melbourne.

MacFarlane, M.A. and Loyn, R.H. (1994). Management for the conservation of Leadbeater's possum (Gymnobelideus leadbeateri) – a reply. Pacific Conservation Biology 1: 84–86. (Rebuttal by D.B. Lindenmayer, p. 86).

Macfarlane M.A. and Seebeck J.H. 1991. Draft management strategies for the conservation of Leadbeater's Possum, Gymnobelideus leadbeateri, in Victoria. Arthur Rylah Institute Technical Report Series 111. Department of Conservation and Environment, Melbourne. 67 pp.

Macfarlane M. and Smith J. 1996. Draft Leadbeater's Possum Recovery Plan. Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Melbourne.

Macfarlane, M., Smith, J. and Lowe, K. (1998). Leadbeater's Possum Recovery Plan 1998-2002. Flora and Fauna Branch, Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Victoria, Australia.

Mardon, D. K. and Dunnet, G. M. (1972). A new genus and species of flea from Victoria (Siphonaptera: Pygoopsyllidae). Australian Journal of Entomology 11: 61-68. [Abstract]

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

McBride, Timothy C. et al. (2019). Range extension of Leadbeater’s possum (Gymnobelideus leadbeateri). Australian Mammalogy. doi:https://doi.org/10.1071/AM18025 [Abstract]

McComb, Leo B. et al. (2018). Feral cat predation on Leadbeater’s possum (Gymnobelideus leadbeateri) and observations of arboreal hunting at nest boxes. Australian Mammalogy. doi: https://doi.org/10.1071/AM18010 [Abstract]

McCoy, Prodr. Zool. Vic. pl. xci.

McKenzie, G.M. (1991). Leadbeater's possum – its long term survival. Search 22: 70. [Letter to the Editor]

Menkhorst, P. (2008). Gymnobelideus leadbeateri. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 18 February 2013.

Meredith, Robert W., Westerman, Michael and Springer, Mark S. (2009). A phylogeny of Diprotodontia (Marsupialia) based on sequences for five nuclear genes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 51: 554-571.

Milledge et al., 1991. D.R. Milledge, C.L. Palmer and I.L. Nelson, ‘Barometers of change’: the distribution of large
owls and gliders in mountain ash forests of the Victorian central highlands and their potential as management
indicators. In: D. Lumley, Editor, Conservation of Australia's forest fauna, Royal Zoological Society of NSW, Sydney
(1991), pp. 55–65.

Myroniuk, Peter (ed.). (c.1995). Leadbeater's possum : gymnobelideus leadbeateri McCoy, 1867 : international studbook. Zoological Board of Victoria, Parkville, Vic.

Myroniuk, Peter O. and Seebeck, John H. (1992). In situ and ex situ conservation of Leadbeater's possum [i]Gymnobelideus leadbeateri[/i]. 1991 International Zoo Yearbook 31(1): 82-90. [Abstract]

Nelson, J. L., Durkin, L. K., Cripps, J. K., Scroggie, M. P., Bryant, D. B., Macak, P. V. and Lumsden, L. F. (2017). Targeted surveys to improve Leadbeater's Possum conservation. Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research Technical Report Series No. 278. Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Heidelberg, Victoria.

Nelson, J. L., Lumsden, L. F., Durkin, L. K., Bryant, D. B., Macak, P. V., Cripps, J. K., Smith, S. J., Scroggie, M. P. and Cashmore, M. P. (2015). Targeted surveys for Leadbeater's Possum in 2014-15. Report for the Leadbeater's Possum Implementation Committee. Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research. Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Heidelberg, Victoria.

Nitschke, Craig R. et al. (2020). Spatial and temporal dynamics of habitat availability and stability for a critically endangered arboreal marsupial: implications for conservation planning in a fire-prone landscape. Landscape Ecology 35: 1553-1570.

Nowak, R.M. 1999. Walker's Mammals of the World. Sixth Edition, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD.

Ogilby, J. Douglas. (1892). Catalogue of Australian Mammals, with Introductory Notes on General Mammalogy. Australian Museum, Sydney: Catalogue No. 16: viii + 142 pp.

Olney, P. J. S. (ed.). (1980). International Zoo Yearbook 20. London: Zoological Society of London.

Preuss P (2006) Bred to be Wild; From the Diary of Naturalist Des Hackett. Trafford Publishing, Vancouver, Canada.

Ride, W. D. L. (1956). The Affinities of [i]Burramys parvus[/i] Broom, A Fossil Phalangeroid Marsupial. Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 127: 413-429, figs 1-3, pIs 1-2.

Ride, W. D. L. (1960). The fossil mammalian fauna of the [i]Burramys parvus[/i] breccia from the Wombeyan Caves, New South Wales. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 43: 74-80.

Ride, W. D. L. (1970). A Guide to the Native Mammals of Australia. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

Ryan, R. M. (1963). Feeding habits of Leadbeater's possum. Victorian Naturalist 79: 275.

Scheelings, T. F., McLaren, P. J., Tatarczuch, L. and Slocombe, R. F. (2016). Plasmodium infection in a Leadbeater's possum ([i]Gymnobelideus leadbeateri[/i]). Australia Veterinary Journal 94(8): 299-303. [Abstract]

Scott, Peter (ed.). (1965). Preliminary List of Rare Mammals and Birds, pp. 155-237. In: The Launching of a New Ark. First Report of the President and Trustees of the World Wildlife Fund. An International Foundation for saving the world's wildlife and wild places 1961-1964. London: Collins.

Seebeck, J. H. (1987). The literature of Leadbeater's possum. An annotated bibliography for Gymnobelideus leadbeateri McCoy, 1867 to 1985. Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research. Technical Report Series No. 55: 1–38.

Seebeck, J. H., Suckling, G.C. and MacFarlane, M.A. (1983). Leadbeater's possum – survey by stagwatching. Victorian Naturalist 100: 92-97.

Silva, M. B. and Downing, J. A. (1995). CRC handbook of mammalian body masses. CRC Press: 1-359.

Smales, I. J. (1994). The discovery of Leadbeater's possum, Gymnobelideus leadbeateri McCoy, resident in a lowland swamp woodland. Victorian Naturalist 111: 178-181. [p. 178-182?]

Smith, A. (1978). On the trail of the rare Leadbeater's possum. Habitat Australia 6(6): 3-5.

Smith, 1980. A.P. Smith, The diet and ecology of Leadbeater's possum and the sugar glider. In: PhD thesis, Monash
University, Melbourne (1980).

Smith, A. P. (1982). Leadbeaters possum and its management, pp. 129–145. In: Groves, R. H. and Ride, W. D. L. (eds) Species at risk: research in Australia. Proceedings of a symposium on the biology of rare and endangered species in Australia, sponsored by the Australian Academy of Science and held in Canberra,25 and 26 November 1981. Australian Academy of Science: Canberra.

Smith, A. (1983). Leadbeater's possum Gymnobelideus leadbeateri, pp. 142–43. In: Strahan, R. (ed.). The Australian Museum Complete Book of Australian Mammals. Sydney: Angus and Robertson.

Smith, A. (1984a). Demographic consequences of reproduction, dispersal and social interaction in a population of Leadbeaters possum (Gymnobelideus leadbeateri), pp. 359–73. In: Smith, A. and Hume, I. (eds.). Possums and Gliders. Sydney: Surrey Beatty & Sons and Australian Mammal Society.

Smith, A. (1984b). Diet of Leadbeaters possum, Gymnobelideus leadbeateri (Marsupialia). Australian Wildlife Research 11: 265-273.

Smith, A. P. 1995. Leadbeater's Possum Gymnobelideus leadbeateri McCoy 1867. pp. 224–226 in R. Strahan (ed.), The Mammals of Australia. Reed New Holland, Sydney.

Smith, A. P. and Harley, D. K. P. (2008). Leadbeater's Possum, Gymnobelideus leadbeateri. In: S. Van Dyck and R. Strahan (eds), The mammals of Australia. Third Edition, pp. 226-228. Reed New Holland, Sydney, Australia.

Smith, A. P. and Lindenmayer, D. (1988). Tree hollow requirements of Leadbeater's possum and other possums and gliders in timber production ash forests of the Victorian central highlands. Australian Wildlife Research 15: 347–362.

Smith, A. P. and Lindenmayer, D. B. (1992). Forest succession, timber production and conservation of Leadbeater's Possum (Gymnobelideus leadbeateri Marsupialia: Petauridae). Forest Ecology and Management 49: 311-332.

Smith, A. P., Lindenmayer, D., Begg, R. J., Macfarlane, M. A., Seebeck, J. H., and Suckling, G. C. (1989). Evaluation of the stagwatching technique for census of possums and gliders in tall open forest. Australian Wildlife Research 16, 575–580. [relevant citation?]

Smith A.P., Lindenmayer D. and Suckling G.C. 1985. The ecology and management of Leadbeater's Possum. Research report to World Wildlife Fund Australia for Project 51. Armidale: University of New England.

Smith, A. P., Nagy, K. A., Fleming, M. R. and Green, B. (1982). Energy requirements and water turnover in free-living Leadbeater's possums, Gymnobelideus leadbeateri (Marsupialia: Petauridae). Australian Journal of Zoology 30: 737–49.

Smith J.D.B. and Macfarlane M.A. 1994. Modelling Leadbeater's Possum habitat in the Central Highlands of Victoria using GIS. RT'94 Conference Proceedings: New Opportunities - Best Practice. The University of Melbourne, Parkville.

Smith, M.J. (1984). The reproductive system and paracloacal glands of Petaurus breviceps and Gymnobelideus leadbeateri (Marsupialia: Petauridae), pp. 321–30. In: Smith, A. and Hume, I. (eds). Possums and Gliders. Sydney: Surrey Beatty & Sons and Australian Mammal Society.

Strahan, R. (ed.). 1995. Mammals of Australia. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC.

Tanton, M. T. and Norton, T. W. (1991). Leadbeater's possum — an uncertain future? In: The need for integrated forest management and the establishment of a National ParkBogong 12(4): 14-17.

Taylor C, Cadenhead N, Lindenmayer DB, Wintle BA (2017). Improving the Design of a Conservation Reserve for a Critically Endangered Species. PLoS ONE12(1): e0169629.

Thomas, Oldfield. (1888). Catalogue of the Marsupialia and Monotremata in the collection of the British Museum (Natural History). London: British Museum (Natural History). xiii + 401 pp.

Thomas V.C. 1989. The ecology of Leadbeater's possum (Gymnobelideus leadbeateri McCoy) at Cockatoo Swamp, Yellingbo State Nature Reserve. BSc Honours Thesis, La Trobe University, Bundoora (unpublished). ["in the Cockatoo Swamp"?]

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.

Tyndale-Biscoe, 1984. C.H. Tyndale-Biscoe, Reproductive physiology of possums and gliders. In: A.P. Smith and I.D. Hume, Editors, Possums and gliders, Surrey Beatty & Sons, Sydney (1984), pp. 79–87. [relevant citation?]

VicForests (2013) VicForests Field Guide for the Identification of Leadbeater's Possum Habitat. VicForests,, Melbourne.

Victorian Government Department of Environment Land Water and Planning (2015a) Supporting the Recovery of Leabeater's Possum Progress Report. Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Melbourne.

Victorian Government Department of Environment Land Water and Planning (2015b) Threatened Species Survey Standard. Leadbeater's Possum April 2015. Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Melbourne.

Victorian Government Department of Environment Land Water and Planning (2016) Supporting the Recovery of Leadbeater's Possum, December 2016 Update. Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Melbourne.

Victorian Government Department of Environment and Primary Industries (2014) Action Statement No. 62: Leadbeater's Possum Gymnobelideus leadbeateri, Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988. Department of Environment and Primary Industries, Melbourne.

Victorian Government Department of Sustainability and Environment (2013) Survey Standards: Leadbeater's Possum Habitat Zones (Central Highlands Forest Management Plan). Department of Sustainability and Environment, Melbourne.

Walker, E. P. (1975). Mammals of the World. Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press.

Warneke, R. M. (1968). Leadbeater's possum, pp. 23-28. In: Dempster, J. K. (ed.). Wildlife in southeastern Australia. Sydney: Australian Broadcasting Commission.

Wilkinson, E. H. (1961). The rediscovery of Leadbeater's Possum, Gymnobelideus leadbeateri McCoy. Victorian Naturalist 78: 97-102.

Wilkinson, H. E. (1963a). Leadbeater's possum at Warburton. Victorian Naturalist 80: 147-148.

Wilkinson, H. E. (1963b). Lost – and found. Animals 2: 626-628.

Winter, J. W. (1979). The status of endangered Australian Phalangeridae, Petauridae, Burramyidae, Tarsipedidae and the Koala, pp. [pagination]. In: Tyler, Michael J. (ed.). The Status of Endangered Australian Wildlife. Adelaide: Royal Zoological Society of South Australia.

Woinarski J, Burbidge A, Harrison P (2014) Action Plan For Australian Mammals 2012. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.

Wu, Tao et al. (2021). The complete mitochondrial genome of Gymnobelideus leadbeateri (Mammalia: Petauridae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources 6(2): 589-590.

Zhou, Can, Jiao, Yan and Browder, Joan. (2019). K-aggregated transformation of discrete distributions improves modeling count data with excess ones. Ecological Modelling 407: 108726. [Abstract]

Zilko, Joseph P. et al. (2020). Accounting for cryptic population substructure enhances detection of inbreeding depression with genomic inbreeding coefficients: an example from a critically endangered marsupial. Molecular Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.15540 [Abstract]

https://leadbeaters.org.au/

https://cosmosmagazine.com/society/a-tiny-endangered-marsupial-points-the-way-to-a-sustainable-future

https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/3536/leadbeaters-possum-gymnobelideus-leadbeateri

 

<< Back to the Diprotodontia database