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Stripe-faced Dunnart - Brigalow Belt South: Distribution and vegetation associations

Scientific name: Sminthopsis macroura
Conservation status in NSW: Vulnerable
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Last updated: 07 Sep 2017

Distribution of the species within this region

The Stripe-faced Dunnart is known or predicted to occur in the following sub-regions of the Brigalow Belt South Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation of Australia Region.

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IBRA sub-region  Known or predictedGeographic restrictions within region
Liverpool Plains Predicted None
Moonie-Barwon Interfluve Predicted None
Narrandool Predicted None
Northern Basalts Known None
Northern Outwash Predicted None
Pilliga Predicted None
Pilliga Outwash Predicted None
Talbragar Valley Predicted None

Vegetation formations, classes and types

In this region the Stripe-faced Dunnart - Brigalow Belt South is known to be associated with the following vegetation formations and classes. Click on a name to get background information about it.

  • Arid shrublands (Acacia sub-formation)
    • Gibber Transition Shrublands
      • Black Box - Gidgee - chenopod low open woodland wetland on alluvial clay soils in the Culgoa River region of the Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion and Mulga Lands Bioregion
      • Gidgee chenopod woodland on red-brown clays in the semi-arid (hot) climate zone mainly in the Mulga Lands Bioregion.
      • Gidgee of the intermittent watercourses or the arid zone (mainly Channel Country Bioregion and Simpson Strezlecki Dunefields Bioregion)
    • North-west Plain Shrublands
      • Derived mixed shrubland on loamy-clay soils in the Cobar Peneplain Bioregion
      • Leopardwood low woodland mainly on clayey soils in the semi-arid zone
      • Mulga - Ironwood shrubland on loams and clays mainly of the Cobar Peneplain Bioregion
      • Murrays Wattle sparse shrubland/forbland on sand rises of the Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion
      • Supplejack woodland of the NSW north-western semi-arid plains
      • Yarran shrubland of the NSW central to northern slopes and plains
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    • Sand Plain Mulga Shrublands
      • Broombush shrubland in dunefields of the arid climate zone
      • Cabbage-tree Wattle shrubland of the inland plains and drainage lines
      • Hooked Needlewood - Needlewood - Mulga - Turpentine Bush open shrubland of the semi-arid and arid plains
      • Narrow-leaved Hopbush - Scrub Turpentine - Senna shrubland on semi-arid and arid sandplains and dunes.
      • Nelia tall open shrubland of semi-arid sandplains
      • Prickly Wattle tall open shrubland of dunes and sandplains of semi-arid and arid regions
      • Purple Wood wattle shrubland of the arid zone sandplains
      • Sandhill Wattle open shrubland on sand ridges mainly in the arid zone
      • Sandplain Mulga tall shrubland - open shrubland of the semi-arid and arid climate zones
      • Senna - Mulga - Needlewood open shrubland on loam-clay soils in swales and on the edges of claypans in the arid zone
      • White Cypress Pine - Mulga shrubland on plains and sandplains in the arid and semi-arid (hot summer) climate zones.
      • Woollybutt Grass open grassland on red earths of the inland plains
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    • Stony Desert Mulga Shrublands
      • Bastard Mulga tall open shrubland of the semi-arid (hot) and arid climate zones
      • Black Oak - Western Rosewood - bluebush/saltbush low sparse woodland on gravel downs in the arid climate zone
      • Curly Mallee - bluebush open woodland of the arid zone
      • Desert Paper-bark shrubland wetland of semi-arid and arid climate zone watercourses.
      • Heather Bush - Mulga - Umbrella Mulga open shrubland on gravelly rises mainly in the Mulga Lands Bioregion
      • Horse Mulga - Umbrella Mulga shrubland on ranges in the arid and semi-arid climate zones
      • Mulga - Dead Finish on stony hills mainly of the Channel Country Bioregion and Broken Hill Complex Bioregion
      • Mulga - Rock Fuchsia-bush sparse shrubland of silcrete scarps and mesas of the Channel Country Bioregion
      • Mulga shrubland on stony rises in the arid and semi-arid climate zones, mainly in the Mulga Lands Bioregion
      • Porcupine Grass - Red Mallee - Gum Coolabah hummock grassland / low sparse woodland on metamorphic ranges on the Barrier Range, Broken Hill Complex Bioregion
      • Umbrella Mulga - Beefwood open shrubland on Peery Hills, Mulga Lands Bioregion
      • White Cypress Pine - Mulga low open woodland on the stony ranges of the arid zone (far north western NSW).
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  • Arid shrublands (Chenopod sub-formation)
    • Aeolian Chenopod Shrublands
      • Black Bluebush low open shrubland of the alluvial plains and sandplains of the arid and semi-arid zones
      • Low Bluebush - Bladder Saltbush open shrubland of the arid zone
      • Pearl Bluebush low open shrubland of the arid and semi-arid plains
      • Sandhill Cane Grass hummock grassland on siliceous sands on dune crests of the arid zone
    • Gibber Chenopod Shrublands
      • Bladder Saltbush shrubland on stony plains and downs of the arid zone
      • Bluebush shrubland on stony rises and downs in the arid and semi-arid zones
      • Bottlewasher - Copperburr grassland of the arid zone
      • Cotton Bush - copperburr open shrubland of the arid climate zone
      • Kerosene Grass - Mulka grass - short grassland/forbland of the arid zone
      • Mitchell Grass - saltbush grassland/shrubland of the gibber downs of the arid climate zone
      • Prickly Wattle open shrubland of drainage lines on stony rises and plains of the arid climate zone
      • Shrubby Twinleaf - saltbush open shrubland on silcrete scarps of the arid zone
      • Windmill Grass - love grass - daisy derived grassland/forbland of arid climate zone
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    • Riverine Chenopod Shrublands
      • Bladder Saltbush chenopod shrubland on alluvial plains mainly in the Darling Riverine Plain Bioregion
      • Chenopod low open shrubland - ephemeral partly derived forbland saline wetland on occasionally flooded pale clay scalds in the NSW North Western Plains
      • Copperburr low open shrubland on loam - clay flats and playas, western Brigalow Belt South Bioregion and northern Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion
      • Derived Copperburr shrubland of the NSW northern inland alluvial floodplains
      • Derived corkscrew grass grassland/forbland on sandplains and plains in the semi-arid (warm) climate zone
      • Dillon Bush (Nitre Bush) shrubland of the semi-arid and arid zones
      • Galvanized Burr derived low shrubland of the Brigalow Belt South and Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion
      • Old Man Saltbush - mixed chenopod shrubland of the semi-arid hot (persistently dry) and arid climate zones (north-western NSW)
      • Slender Saltbush - samphire - copperburr low open shrubland wetland on irreguarly innundated floodplains mainly in the Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion and Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
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  • Forested wetlands
    • Inland Riverine Forests
      • Blakely's Red Gum x Dirty Gum - White Cypress Pine tall riparian woodland, NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
      • River Red Gum - Poplar Box grassy woodland wetland on Quaternary alluvial sandy-loam soils of the Cobar Peneplain
      • River Red Gum swampy woodland wetland on cowals (lakes) and associated flood channels in central NSW
      • River Red Gum tall to very tall open forest / woodland wetland on rivers on floodplains mainly in the Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion
      • Weeping Bottlebrush - Rough-barked Apple riparian low open forest / tall shrubland wetland mainly in the Briglaow Belt South Bioregion
  • Freshwater wetlands
    • Inland Floodplain Shrublands
      • Canegrass swamp tall grassland wetland of drainage depressions, lakes and pans of the inland plains
      • Eurah shrubland of inland floodplains
      • Lignum shrubland wetland on regularly flooded alluvial depressions in the Brigalow Belt South Bioregion and Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion
      • Nitre Goosefoot shrubland wetland on clays of the inland floodplains
      • River Coobah swamp wetland on the floodplains of the Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion and Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • Spotted Fuchsia shrubland wetland in drainage depressions on inland plains
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  • Grasslands
    • Riverine Plain Grasslands
      • Plains Grass grassland on alluvial mainly clay soils in the Riverina Bioregion and NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
    • Semi-arid Floodplain Grasslands
      • Couch Grass grassland wetland on river banks and floodplains of inland river systems
      • Mitchell Grass grassland - chenopod low open shrubland on floodplains in the semi-arid (hot) and arid zones
      • Native Millet - Cup Grass grassland of the Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion
      • Partly derived Windmill Grass - copperburr alluvial plains shrubby grassland of the Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion and Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • Queensland Bluegrass +/- Mitchell Grass grassland on cracking clay floodplains and alluvial plains mainly the northern-eastern Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion
      • Rats Tail Couch sod grassland wetland of inland floodplains
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  • Grassy woodlands
    • Floodplain Transition Woodlands
      • Carbeen +/- Coolabah grassy woodland on floodplain clay loam soil on north-western NSW floodplains, mainly Darling Riverine Plain Bioregion
      • Poplar Box - Belah woodland on clay-loam soils on alluvial plains of north-central NSW
      • Poplar Box grassy woodland on alluvial clay-loam soils mainly in the temperate (hot summer) climate zone of central NSW (wheatbelt).
  • Semi-arid woodlands (grassy sub-formation)
    • Brigalow Clay Plain Woodlands
      • Brigalow - Belah open forest / woodland on alluvial often gilgaied clay from Pilliga Scrub to Goondiwindi, Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • Brigalow - Gidgee open woodland on clay plains west of the Culgoa River, Mulga Lands Bioregion
      • Brigalow open woodland on clay soils in the Nyngan-Bourke-Enngonia regions of the NSW north-western plains
    • North-west Floodplain Woodlands
      • Belah woodland on alluvial plains and low rises in the central NSW wheatbelt to Pilliga and Liverpool Plains regions.
      • Black Box low woodland wetland lining ephemeral watercourses or fringing lakes and clay pans of semi-arid (hot) and arid zones
      • Black Box woodland wetland on NSW central and northern floodplains including the Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion and Brigalow Belt South Bioregion.
      • Coolabah - River Coobah - Lignum woodland wetland of frequently flooded floodplains mainly in the Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion
      • Coolabah open woodland wetland dunefield depressions of the arid zone
      • Coolabah open woodland wetland with chenopod/grassy ground cover on grey and brown clay floodplains
      • Coolabah woodland wetland of intermittent watercourses in arid zone, mainly in the Channel Country Bioregion
      • Poplar Box - Coolabah floodplain woodland on light clay soil mainly in the Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion
      • River Red Gum open woodland wetland of intermittent watercourses mainly of the arid climate zone
      • River Red Gum woodland wetland of lake fringes in the semi-arid (hot) and arid climate zones
      • Yapunyah woodland wetland of Cuttaburra-Paroo River system, Mulga Lands Bioregion
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    • Riverine Plain Woodlands
      • Weeping Myall open woodland of the Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion and Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
  • Semi-arid woodlands (shrubby sub-formation)
    • Desert Woodlands
      • Desert Bloodwood - Mulga low woodland of the semi-arid plains
      • Western Bloodwood - Whitewood low open woodland on Tibooburra Granite
    • Dune Mallee Woodlands
      • Deep sand mallee of irregular dunefields of the semi-arid (warm) zone
      • Snap and Rattle Mallee - Moonah open mallee shrubland in the Murray Darling Depression Bioregion
      • Spinifex linear dune mallee mainly of the Murray Darling Depression Bioregion
    • Inland Rocky Hill Woodlands
      • Green Mallee - White Cypress Pine very tall mallee woodland on gravel rises mainly in the Cobar Peneplain Bioregion
      • Gum Coolabah woodland on slopes of sandstone ranges in the Paroo - Darling region, mainly Mulga Lands Bioregion
    • Sand Plain Mallee Woodlands
      • Mallee Box open woodland mainly in the Murray Darling Depression Bioregion
    • Semi-arid Sand Plain Woodlands
      • Belah/Black Oak - Western Rosewood - Leopardwood low open woodland on sandplain and sandy flats in semi arid (hot) and arid climate zones
      • Black Oak - Pearl Bluebush open woodland of the sandplains of the semi-arid warm and arid climate zones
      • Black Oak - Western Rosewood open woodland on deep sandy loams mainly in the Murray Darling Depression Bioregion
    • Subtropical Semi-arid Woodlands
      • Buck Spinifex shrubby hummock grassland / Coolabah Apple - Silver-leaved Ironbark open woodland on deep sand in the Enngonia to Cumborah regions, north western NSW
      • Silver-leaved Ironbark - Poplar Box +/- Ironwood shrub - grass woodland on rises in the north-western plains of NSW
    • Western Peneplain Woodlands
      • Ironwood woodland of the semi-arid plains
      • Pine - Belah low open woodland of the western Cobar Peneplain and northern Murray Darling Depression Bioregion
      • Poplar Box grassy woodland on flats mainly in the Cobar Peneplain Bioregion and Murray Darling Depression Bioregion
      • Western Rosewood - Wilga - Wild Orange - Belah low woodland of the Brigalow Belt South Bioregion and eastern Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion