Burrowing behaviour of the delicate mouse (Pseudomys delicatulus) and the management implications for a threatened sympatric rodent (Notomys aquilo)

Diete, Rebecca L., Adamczyk, Susan M., Meek, Paul D., Dickman, Christopher R. and Leung, Luke K. -P. (2015) Burrowing behaviour of the delicate mouse (Pseudomys delicatulus) and the management implications for a threatened sympatric rodent (Notomys aquilo). Australian Mammalogy, 37 2: 260-263. doi:10.1071/AM14028


Author Diete, Rebecca L.
Adamczyk, Susan M.
Meek, Paul D.
Dickman, Christopher R.
Leung, Luke K. -P.
Title Burrowing behaviour of the delicate mouse (Pseudomys delicatulus) and the management implications for a threatened sympatric rodent (Notomys aquilo)
Formatted title
Burrowing behaviour of the delicate mouse (Pseudomys delicatulus) and the management implications for a threatened sympatric rodent (Notomys aquilo)
Journal name Australian Mammalogy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1836-7402
0310-0049
Publication date 2015-05-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1071/AM14028
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 37
Issue 2
Start page 260
End page 263
Total pages 4
Place of publication Clayton, VIC, Australia
Publisher C S I R O Publishing
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The correct identification of animal signs is imperative when signs are used as evidence of a species’ abundance or distribution. On Groote Eylandt, burrow spoil heaps have been used in surveys for the threatened northern hopping-mouse (Notomys aquilo) as this indicator of presence was assumed to be unique to this species in this area. Using camera traps, positive identification from footage, and burrow excavation and mapping, we determined that spoil heaps made by the common delicate mouse (Pseudomys delicatulus) could not be differentiated from those of N. aquilo. The results demonstrate that more-reliable survey techniques for N. aquilo are required to aid management decisions for this species.
Keyword Hopping mouse
Rodent
Spoil heap
Spoil mound
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Official 2016 Collection
 
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