Extensive mammal surveys were carried out between 1998 and 2004 in the Riversleigh World Heritage Area and the Boodjamullah National Park in north-western Queensland. Thirty eight native mammal species were detected including a species (Spectacled Hare Wallaby) not recorded in the area for more than 80 years; the tally included l4 species of marsupial and l4 species of bat. Small terrestrial mammals were scarce and not detected each year. Six feral mammal species were also found. The relatively low density and diversity of small terrestrial mammals in the study area is similar to that reported elsewhere northern Australia (e.g. Woinarski et al. 2001.) and may be consistent with a pattern of general decline of native mammals in this region (Burbidge and McKenzie 1989, Kutt et al. 2005).
The modern mammal fauna of Riversleigh and Boodjamullah National Park
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Arthur White, D. Mason; The modern mammal fauna of Riversleigh and Boodjamullah National Park. Australian Zoologist 1 January 2011; 35 (3): 599–618. doi: https://doi.org/10.7882/AZ.2011.012
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