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Table 2 Relationship between genetic diversity and genetic uniqueness in threatened Australian mammals

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

     Microsatellite data
Species Subspecies/population Common Name Statusa Populations Loci R 2 b P Reference
Gymnobelideus leadbeateri - Leadbeater's possum CE 6 15 0.940 −0.173 <0.001 [52]; Weeks unpubl. data
Bettongia penicillata B. p. ogilbyi Woylie E 9 12 0.827 −0.015 <0.001 [53]
Burramys parvus - Mountain pygmy-possum E 12 8 0.819 −0.114 <0.001 see Table 1
Dasyurus hallucatus - Northern quoll E 9 6 0.907 −0.166 <0.001 see Table 1
Dasyurus maculatus D. m. gacilis Yarri E 9 6 0.831 −0.073 <0.001 [26]
D. m. maculatus (SE mainland population) Spotted-tailed Quoll (SE) E       
Tiger Quoll (Q)        
D. m. maculatus (Queensland population)   V       
Isoodon obesulus I. o. obesulus Southern brown bandicoot (Eastern) E 6b 14 0.250 −0.03 0.312 [18]
I. o. nauticus Southern brown bandicoot (Nuyts) V       
Perameles bougainville P. b. bougainville Western barred bandicoot (Shark Bay) E 5 7 0.706 −0.149 0.075 [54]
Perameles gunnii P. g. unnamed subspecies Eastern barred bandicoot (mainland) E 9 12 0.942 −0.196 <0.001 see Table 1
P. g. gunnii Eastern barred bandicoot (Tasmania) V       
Sarcophilus harrisii - Tasmanian devil E 5 11 0.901 −0.198 0.004 [55]
Dasyurus geoffroii   Western quoll V 9 5 0.446 −0.025 0.049 [20]
Petrogale lateralis P. l. hacketti Recherche rock-wallaby V 7b 10 0.491 −0.018 0.080 [56]
P. l. lateralis Black-flanked rock-wallaby V       
  Warru        
P. l. MacDonnell Ranges race Black-footed rock-wallaby V       
P. l. West Kimberley race   V       
Petrogale penicillata - Brush-tailed rock-wallaby V 14 11 0.729 −0.166 <0.001 [57]
Phascolarctos cinereus P. c. (combined populations of Qld, NSW and ACT) Koala V 12b 6 0.665 −0.023 0.002 [58]
Potorous tridactylus P. t. tridactylus Long-nosed potoroo (SE mainland) V 6 10 0.807 −0.023 0.015 [59]
Setonix brachyurus - Quokka V 5 5 0.485 −0.054 0.191 [60]
  1. Relationship between genetic diversity (allelic richness) and genetic uniqueness (mean pairwise F ST) inferred from published microsatellite summary data where available for terrestrial mammal species listed under the Australian EPBC Act 1999
  2. aStatus under the Australian EPBC Act 1999
  3. bSampling/genotyping did not cover entire range and/or all subspecies/unique populations