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Petaurus gracilis (de Vis, 1883:ii)

Mahogany glider, Ebony glider

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Belideus gracilis de Vis, 1883:ii; Petaurus norfolcensis gracilis (de Vis, 1883:ii)

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1886 (Maxwell et al. 1996)

Rediscovered in 6 December 1989 (12:32 AM) (Van Dyck, 1990:336)

IUCN RedList status: Endangered

 

Distribution

Queensland (northern), Australia

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

De Vis, Charles. (1883a). Description of a new Belideus from northern Queensland [in Anon.]. Abstracts of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, 27 December, 1882, p ii.

 

Other references:

Asari, Yumiko, Johnson, Christopher N., Parsons, Mark and Larson, Johan. (2010). Gap-crossing in fragmented habitats by mahogany gliders (Petaurus gracilis). Do they cross roads and powerline corridors? Australian Mammalogy 32(1): 10-15. [Abstract]

Blackman, J. G., Gardiner, S. J. and Preece, H. J. 1994. Key management issues identified from a GIS assessment of current information on the distribution and habitat of the mahogany glider Petaurus gracilis. Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage, Brisbane, Australia.

Booth, Carol. (2013). Keeping the ghostly glider: A devil of an effort. Wildlife Australia 50(3): 36. [Abstract]

Booth, R., Lack, T.-J. & Jackson, S.M. (2019) Growth and development of the Mahogany Glider Petaurus gracilis. Zoo Biology 38: 266-271.

Burnett, S., Winter, J. and Martin, R. (2008). Petaurus gracilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 29 January 2015.

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.

De Vis, Charles. (1883b). Description of a new Belideus from northern Queensland [in Anon.]. Southern Science Record (1) 3(1): 27 (Jan.).

De Vis, Charles. (1883c). Description of a new Belideus from northern Queensland [in Anon.]. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales (1) 7(4): 619-620.

Dettman, M., Jarzen, D. M. & Jarzen, S.A. (1995) Feeding habits of the Mahogany Glider: palynological evidence. Palynology 19: 137–142.

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.

Jackson, S. M. 1998. Foraging ecology, behaviour and management of the mahogany glider Petaurus gracilis. Thesis, Department of Zoology and Tropical Ecology, James Cook University of North Queensland.

Jackson, S.M. (1999) Preliminary predictions of the impacts of habitat area and catastrophes on the viability of Mahogany Glider Petaurus gracilis populations. Pacific Conservation Biology 5: 56-62.

Jackson, S.M. (2000a) Population dynamics and life history of the Mahogany Glider Petaurus gracilis and sugar glider Petaurus breviceps in North Queensland. Wildlife Research 27: 21-37.

Jackson, S.M. (2000b) Home-range and den use of the Mahogany Glider Petaurus gracilis. Wildlife Research 27: 49-60.

Jackson, S.M. (2000c) Glide angle in the genus Petaurus and a review of gliding in mammals. Mammal Review 30: 9-30. 

Jackson, S.M. (2000d) Habitat relationships of the Mahogany Glider Petaurus gracilis and the sugar glider Petaurus breviceps. Wildlife Research 27: 39-48. 

Jackson, S.M. (2000e) Ecology and conservation of the Mahogany Glider Petaurus gracilis. Pp. 87-98. In R. Goldingay and J. Scheibe (eds.) Biology of Gliding Mammals. Filander Verlag, Fürth.

Jackson, S.M. (2001) Foraging behaviour and food availability of the Mahogany Glider Petaurus gracilis (Petauridae: Marsupialia). Journal of Zoology (London) 253: 1-13.

Jackson, S.M. (2003) Possums and gliders. Pp. 205-244, in S.M. Jackson (ed.) Australian Mammals: Biology and Captive Management. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.

Jackson, S. M. 2008. Mahogany Glider, Petaurus gracilis. In: S. Van Dyck and R. Strahan (eds), The mammals of Australia. Third Edition, pp. 233-234. Reed New Holland, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Jackson, S.M. (2011) Petaurus gracilis (Diprotodontia: Petauridae). Mammalian Species 43: 141-148.

Jackson, S.M. (2013) Mahogany Glider Petaurus gracilis. Pp. 80, in S.M. Van Dyck and R. Strahan (eds.) Field Companion to the Mammals of Australia. Reed New Holland, Sydney.

Jackson, S.M. (2015) Family Petauridae (Lesser Gliders, Striped Possums and Leadbeater’s Possum). Pp. 532-565, in D.E. Wilson & R.A. Mittermeier (eds.) Handbook of the Mammals of the World. Volume 5. Marsupials. Lynx Editions, Barcelona.

Jackson, S. M. and Claridge, A. 1999. Climatic modeling of the distribution of the mahogany glider (Petaurus gracilis), and the squirrel glider (P. norfolcensis). Australian Journal of Zoology 47: 47-57.

Jackson, S.M., Dickson, D., O’Hara, T., Booth, R., Lack, T.-J. & Nicholson, V. (2018b) Mahogany Glider Captive Breeding Manual. Mahogany Glider Recovery Team, Cardwell, Queensland.

Jackson, S.M. & Diggins, J. (2020). National Recovery Plan for the Mahogany Glider (Petaurus gracilis). Australian Government, Canberra and Queensland Department of Environment and Science, Brisbane.

Jackson, S.M. & Groves, C.P. (2015) Taxonomy of Australian Mammals. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.

Jackson, S.M. & Johnson, C.N. (2002) Time allocation to foraging in the Mahogany Glider Petaurus gracilis (Marsupialia, Petauridae) and a comparison of activity times in exudivorous and folivorous possums and gliders. Journal of Zoology (London) 256: 271-277.

Jackson, S.M., Morgan, G., Kemp, J.E., Maughan, M. & Stafford, C.M. (2011) An accurate assessment of habitat loss and current threats to the Mahogany Glider (Petaurus gracilis). Australian Mammalogy 33: 82-92.

Jackson, S.M., Parsons, M., Baseler, M. & Stanton, D. (2018) Landscape management of the Mahogany Glider (Petaurus gracilis) across its distribution: Subpopulations and corridor management. Mahogany Glider Recovery Team, Cardwell, Queensland. 105pp.

Jackson, Stephen M., Parsons, Mark, Baseler, Marcus and Stanton, David. (2019). Landscape management of the mahogany glider (Petaurus gracilis) across its distribution: subpopulations and corridor priorities. Australian Mammalogy 42(2): 152-159. [Abstract]

Jackson, S.M., Parsons, M., Baseler, M. & Stanton, D. (2020) Landscape management of the Mahogany Glider (Petaurus gracilis) across its distribution: Subpopulations and corridor priorities. Australian Mammalogy. In Press.

Jackson, S.M. & Schouten, P. (2012) Gliding Mammals of the World. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.

Jackson, S.M. & Thorington, R. (2012) Gliding mammals: Taxonomy of living and extinct species. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 638: 1-117.

Lyon, B. (1993) Mahogany Glider survey Ingham District, Southern Wet Tropics. Unpublished report. Department of Environment and Heritage, Ingham. 

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.

Muller, Tracey L., Ensabella, Traza J., Booth, Rosie, Johnston, Stephen D. and Phillips, Clive J. C. (2010). The behaviour and environmental enrichment of captive mahogany gliders (Petaurus gracilis). Australian Mammalogy 32(2): 109-116. [Abstract]

Parsons, M. (2005) A review of injured Mahogany Glider encounters. Unpublished internal report. Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, Ingham. 

Parsons, M. and Latch, P. 2007 (2006?). Recovery plan for the mahogany glider Petaurus gracilis. Report to Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, Canberra. Environmental Protection Agency, Brisbane.

QDEH 1995. Draft recovery plan for the Mahogany Glider (Petaurus gracilis) 1995-97 (unpublished).

Smith, L.B. (1996) Survey of the distribution of the Mahogany Glider (Petaurus gracilis) including summary of all previous surveys”. Unpublished report. Department of Environment, Ingham.

Van Dyck, Stephen M. (1990). Belideus gracilis–soaring problems for an old De Vis glider. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum (Proceedings of the De Vis Symposium) 28(1): 329-336.

Van Dyck, Stephen M. (1991). Raising an old glider's ghost...a devil of an exorcise. Wildlife Australia 28(2): 10-13.

Van Dyck, Stephen M. (1992). Lasting impressions of Mahogany Gliders. Aust. Nat. Hist. 24: 32-40.

Van Dyck, Stephen M. (1993). The taxonomy and distribution of Petaurus gracilis (Marsupalia: Petauridae), with notes on its ecology and conservation status. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 33: 77-122.

Van Dyck, Stephen M. (1995). Mahogany Glider, Petaurus gracilis, pp. 232-233. In: Strahan, Ronald (ed.). The Mammals of Australia. Chatswood, N.S.W.: Reed Books. 756 pp.

Whiteford, J. & Booth, R. (2007) Mahogany Glider (Petaurus gracilis) Husbandry Manual. David Fleay Wildlife Park, West Burleigh, Gold Coast, Queensland.

Winter, J. (2011) Recovery Strategy for a Threatened Species Following an Extreme Environment Event: A case study of the Mahogany Glider (Petaurus gracilis) following Tropical Cyclone Yasi. Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and Queensland Department of Environment and Resource Management, Atherton.

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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