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Stripe-faced Dunnart - Nandewar: 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 Nandewar Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation of Australia Region.

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IBRA sub-region  Known or predictedGeographic restrictions within region
Nandewar Northern Complex Predicted None

Vegetation formations, classes and types

In this region the Stripe-faced Dunnart - Nandewar 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