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Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2003.011
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-6-5
... There is a general, although unfounded, belief that marine organisms are widespread with a low risk of extinction. In reality, many are restricted to small areas with greatly restricted ranges. Narrow range endemics are the result of a combination of intrinsic (biological) and extrinsic...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.043
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.037
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-0-5
... trends for inland arid and semi-arid Australia. Endemism and species richness were examined at species, genus and family level. Of the 125 species-group taxa included in the analysis, 42 (33.6%) are narrow-range endemics (occupying three or fewer 10 km 2 grid squares. Of these endemics, 33 (78.6...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.039
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-0-5
... for the purposes of examining distributional trends for inland arid and semi-arid Australia. Endemism and species richness were examined at species, genus and family level. A potentially high correlation was found between species richness, endemism and sharp topographic relief, highlighting the desert ranges...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2010.025
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
... the 1980s. The results show that Coastal Valley Grassy Woodlands in different regions of NSW are floristically distinct and support large numbers of endemic species. Similarities among regional variants relate to a relatively small group of widespread and abundant species which contribute strongly...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 0001
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1989a.002
EISBN: 978-0-9599951-1-4
..., and have been arriving throughout the Neogene, and probably later Paleogene. The Australasian murids are polyphyletic and compromise; New Guinean Old Endemics, New Guinean Rattus, Australian Old Endemics, and Australian Rattus. Murids had begun to arrive by the early Pliocene, and have continued...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.026
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... Recognizing and naming species underpins assessment of species richness, patterns of diversity, distribution and endemism, and most of the templates used to define invertebrate assemblages and help set priorities for conservation. Formal names facilitate information retrieval, and also influence...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.037
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... . They appear to have very restricted distributions, with almost one-third of species being endemic to the wet forests of north Queensland. Preliminary results from studies on the taxonomy, phylogeny and distribution of Australian baeines are discussed n i relation to their potential in biodiversity studies...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 75–91.
Published: 01 January 2019
... to the perceived risk it poses to endemic land birds and breeding seabirds. However, its main diet there comprises Rattus rattus and House Mice Mus musculus and because it is proposed to eradicate these rodents from the island in 2019, the owls are also scheduled for removal then due to the likelihood...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.025
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... The Striped Legless Lizard Delma impar is a vulnerable endemic reptile restricted to the native grasslands of southeastern Australia. This study examined the effectiveness of fluorescent powders to track D . impar in its natural grassland habitat. A total of 15 lizards was tracked...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020)
Published: 04 December 2020
...Simon Kaminskas ABSTRACT Native freshwater fish of Australia have a diverse but largely undescribed endemic pathogen and parasite fauna. However, due to long-shared evolutionary histories and virulence/transmissibility trade-offs, effects of these endemic pathogens and parasites appear to be subtle...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.041
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... lies in museum collections and, if electronically databased, these data can be made accessible for use in biodiversity assessment and a wide range of other research programs. The Australian Museum has embarked on a Narrow Range Endemics Program based on the collection data for a range of non-marine...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 37 (1): 1–14.
Published: 02 June 2014
...Peter Green Two endemic rat species, Rattus macleari and R. nativitatis , went extinct on Christmas Island more than a century ago, contributing to an unenviable record of mammal extinctions in Australia. This paper provides the historical context for the extinctions, and shows they were...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.003
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... Red-eared Sliders Trachemys scripta elegans have become the ubiquitous ‘pet terrapin’. They are endemic to much of eastern United States of America and northern Mexico, and have been traded to the four corners of the world, mainly from the ‘turtle farms’ of Louisiana, predominantly for the pet...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.057
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... of available information on which to adequately evaluate the status of many species. The unique Australian dragonfly fauna, with its high proportion of endemics, Gondwanan species and species with unusual biological characteristics is rightly deserving of formal protection. ...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.063
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... Australia’s abundant and diverse bee fauna plays a significant part in native terrestrial ecosystems. In several instances the long-term co-evolution between endemic bee and flowering plant species has yielded vulnerable mutual dependence between plant and pollinator. Conservation of bee species...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.007
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... Western Australia has a rich and diverse reptile fauna of 519 named species as well as 78 named species of frogs: both groups include many endemics. The Western Australian Wildlife Conservation Act 1950, which is administered by the Department of Conservation and Land Management, protects all...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.013
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... The native herpetofauna of Tasmania, though a small part of the rich Australian fauna, is ecologically and biogeographically distinctive. It contains 31 terrestrial species and six marine species. Among the terrestrial fauna nine species (29 per cent of the fauna) are endemic. Only one species...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 37 (3): 302–310.
Published: 07 October 2014
... different to grassy balds and rainforest interiors, while grassy bald-savanna woodland edges were similar to savanna woodland interiors. The reptile Lampropholis colossus , the only endemic on the Bunya Mountains, was not a grassland specialist but was found in dry rainforest edge adjacent to balds, dry...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (1): 134–160.
Published: 17 March 2014
...%) of the species recorded are restricted to the South-Western or South Pacific Oceans and 96 (18.1%) are endemic to Australia. The endemics comprised: 19 (3.6%) tropical species; 48 (9.1%) temperate species; and 29 (5.5%) subtropical species. Two (0.4%) of the species recorded occur in both tropical and temperate...