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Bettongia tropica (Northern Bettong)

Wikipedia Abstract

The northern bettong (Bettongia tropica) is a small potoroid marsupial which is restricted to some areas of mixed open Eucalyptus woodlands and Allocasuarina forests bordering rainforests in far northeastern Queensland, Australia. This bettong is a solitary animal and is nocturnal. It spends the day in a well concealed nest constructed beneath either a grass tree within a clump of grass or from other litter collected at ground level. Nesting material is carried using their prehensile tail.
View Wikipedia Record: Bettongia tropica

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Bettongia tropica

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
4
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
56
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 9.04
EDGE Score: 4.39

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  2.65 lbs (1.20 kg)
Female Maturity [1]  10 months 1 day
Gestation [1]  20 days
Litter Size [1]  1
Weaning [1]  5 months

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
Mount Lewis National Park II 68053 Queensland, Australia  
Mount Zero-Taravale Nature Refuge 149024 Queensland, Australia      
Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Site 2210160 Queensland, Australia    

Prey / Diet

Alloteropsis semialata[2]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Paraustrostrongylus bettongia <Unverified Name>[3]
Potorostrongylus tropicus <Unverified Name>[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
David Fleay Wildlife Park

Range Map

Link to Map
Australia;

Photos

Citations

Species recognized by , , in Catalog of Life 2011
Endangered Status provided by IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2 <www.iucnredlist.org> Downloaded on 11 April 2013.
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 2Species Profile and Threats Database, Australian Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities 3Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19 4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Protected Areas provided by Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation. Science, 342, 803–805
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
EDGE analysis provided by EDGE of Existence programme, Zoological Society of London
Range map provided by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), Conservation International & NatureServe.
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access
Institution information provided by International Species Information System - May 2011