A survey of the declining Northern Quoll Dasyurus hallucatus was conducted in coastal and near-coastal areas between Mackay and Bowen, mideastern Queensland. The survey used incidental records from the public and trapping and sightings from resource management agencies. The species was recorded at a total of 40 separate localities, which were associated mainly with rocky habitats close to permanent water. Preliminary scat analysis indicated that the species is primarily insectivorous, with small mammals consumed only where abundant. Populations of this species on flatland and coastal habitats in the study area appear threatened by continuing broadscale loss of habitat.
Notes on status, distribution and diet of Northern Quoll Dasyurus hallucatus in the Mackay-Bowen area, mideastern Queensland
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A. B. Pollock; Notes on status, distribution and diet of Northern Quoll Dasyurus hallucatus in the Mackay-Bowen area, mideastern Queensland. Australian Zoologist 1 September 1999; 31 (2): 388–395. doi: https://doi.org/10.7882/AZ.1999.040
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