Queensland's Threatened Animals

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Csiro Publishing, Feb 1, 2012 - Science - 472 pages
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Queensland is home to 70% of Australia’s native mammals (226 species), over 70% of native birds (630 species), just over half of the nation’s native reptiles (485) and native frogs (127), and more than 11 000 native plant species. Hundreds of these have a threatened status in Queensland. In order for Queensland to maintain and recover a healthy biodiversity we must address the serious problems faced by our natural environment – habitat loss, inappropriate land management, change in fire regimes, pollution of natural resources, proliferation of invasive species and climate change. This book features up-to-date distribution data, photos and maps for most of Queensland’s threatened animals. It also includes a comprehensive list of resources, with key state, national and international organisations involved in the recovery and management of threatened species. Queensland's Threatened Animals will provide vital information to scientists, educators, business entities, government agencies, students, community groups, environmental NGOs, regional NRMs and potential volunteers.
  

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Contents

Acknowledgements
About the editors
Introduction
SPECIES PROFILES
INVERTEBRATES
Butterflies and Moths
Crustacea
Gastropoda
NANGUR SPINY SKINK
Sources and further reading
BARTLE FRERE SKINK
Sources and further reading
ORNAMENTAL SNAKE
Sources and further reading
DUNMALLS SNAKE
Sources and further reading

Sharks Rays and Chimaeras
SQUALIFORMES
SQUATINIFORMES
CARPET SHARKS ORECTOLOB I FORMES
LAMNIFORMES
CARCHARHINIFORMES
RAJIFORMES
BANDED EAGLE RAY
Sources and further reading
ORNATE EAGLE RAY
Sources and further reading
PURPLE EAGLE RAY
Sources and further reading
JAVANESE COWNOSE RAY
Sources and further reading
Osteichthyes
CERATODONTIFORMES
ATHERINIFORMES
PERCI FORMES
Amphibia
Reptilia
CROCODILIA
TESTUDINES Sea Turtles Chelononiodea
Freshwater Turtles Chelidae
SQUAMATA
COLLARED DELMA
Sources and further reading
BRIGALOW SCALYFOOT
Sources and further reading
LONGLEGGED WORMSKINK
Sources and further reading
YAKKA SKINK
Sources and further reading
BARTLE FRERE BARSIDED SKINK
Sources and further reading
ORANGESIDED SKINK
Sources and further reading
RETRO SLIDER
Sources and further reading
LEGLESS SLIDER
Sources and further reading
MOUNT COOPER STRIPED SKINK
Sources and further reading
BLACK MOUNTAIN SKINK
Sources and further reading
MAGNETIC ISLAND SKINK
Sources and further reading
GREY SNAKE
Sources and further reading
Birds Class Aves
CASUARIIFORMES
TROPICBIRDS ORDER PHAETHONTIFORMES
COLUMBIFORMES
CAPRIMULGIFORMES
PROCELLARIIFORMES
ACCIPITRIFORMES
CHARADRIIFORMES
PSITTACIFORMES
STRIGIFORMES
PASSERIFORMES
Mammalia
DASYUROMORPHIA
PERAMELEMORPHIA
DIPROTODONTIA
CHIROPTERA
NORTHERN LEAFNOSED BAT
Sources and further reading
GHOST BAT
Sources and further reading
FLUTENOSED INSECTIVOROUS BAT
Sources and further reading
SOUTHEASTERN LONGEARED BAT
Sources and further reading
SPECTACLED FLYINGFOX
Sources and further reading
GREYHEADED FLYINGFOX
Sources and further reading
LARGEEARED HORSESHOE BAT LARGE FORM
Sources and further reading
ORANGE LEAFNOSED BAT
Sources and further reading
BARERUMPED SHEATHTAIL BAT
Sources and further reading
COASTAL SHEATHTAIL BAT
Sources and further reading
RODENTIA
SIRENIA
CETACEA
Glossaryincluding abbreviations and acronyms
Organisations involved in Queensland threatened animals recovery and management
How to report a sighting
Additional resources
Index
Copyright

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