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Macrotis lagotis (Greater Bilby)

Wikipedia Abstract

The greater bilby (Macrotis lagotis), often referred to simply as the bilby since the lesser bilby (Macrotis leucura) became extinct in the 1950s, is an Australian species of nocturnal omnivorous animal in the Peramelemorphia order. Other vernacular names include dalgyte, pinkie, or rabbit-eared bandicoot. Greater bilbies live in arid areas of central Australia. Their range and population is in decline.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
19
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
66
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 37.37
EDGE Score: 5.03

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  2.87 lbs (1.30 kg)
Female Maturity [1]  5 months
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates), Herbivore
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  70 %
Diet - Plants [2]  10 %
Diet - Vertibrates [2]  20 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Gestation [1]  17 days
Litter Size [1]  2
Litters / Year [1]  4
Maximum Longevity [1]  10 years
Nocturnal [2]  Yes
Weaning [1]  3 months 20 days

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Central Ranges xeric scrub Australia Australasia Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Gibson desert Australia Australasia Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Great Sandy-Tanami desert Australia Australasia Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Great Victoria desert Australia Australasia Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Kimberly tropical savanna Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Mitchell grass downs Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Pilbara shrublands Australia Australasia Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Simpson desert Australia Australasia Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Victoria Plains tropical savanna Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Western Australian Mulga shrublands Australia Australasia Deserts and Xeric Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park II 332429 Northern Territory, Australia

Prey / Diet

Cyperus bulbosus[3]
Wurmbea deserticola[3]

Predators

Echidnophaga myrmecobii (Red flea)[4]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Cryptosporidium muris[4]
Echidnophaga gallinacea (sticktight flea)[5]
Echidnophaga myrmecobii[5]
Echidnophaga perilis (Rabbit stickfast flea)[5]
Lagaropsylla mera[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Adelaide Zoosagitta
Alice Springs Desert Parksagitta
Cleland Wildlife Parksagitta
David Fleay Wildlife Park
Dreamworld Pty Ltd
Healesville Sanctuarysagitta
Melbourne Zoosagitta
Monarto Zoological Parksagitta
Peron Captive Breeding Centresagitta
Perth Zoological Gardenssagitta
Taronga Zoo
 sagitta

Range Map

Australia;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Species Profile and Threats Database, Australian Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
4Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
5International Flea Database
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access