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Table 1 Threatened status, previously recognised population uniqueness, and microsatellite information for each species in this study

From: Conservation of genetic uniqueness of populations may increase extinction likelihood of endangered species: the case of Australian mammals

     Population uniqueness Microsatellite datasets  
Species EPBC Act Statusa IUCN Statusb Population trenda Sub species ESUs MUs No. Populationsc No. Individuals No. Loci Reference
Burramys parvus endangered critically endangered declining - 3 Yes 12 762 8 [22]
Perameles gunnii vulnerable nr. threatened declining 2 NA NA 9 286 12 [23]; Weeks unpubl. data
Dasyurus viverrinus not listed nr. threatened declining - - Yes 10 425 7 [20]
Dasyurus hallucatus endangered endangered declining 4 2 Yes 7 172 6 [20]
Dasyurus maculatus endangered endangered declining 2 2 Yes 12 450 6 [20]
  1. NA no study has been undertaken to determine ESU or MU status
  2. aTaken from the Australian Federal Government website for threatened species (see
  3. bTaken from the IUCN red list (
  4. cFor D. hallucatus, only the most contemporary (2006) samples were used in analyses from sites where multiple samples were taken through time