Vertebrate fauna of the Cannabullen Plateau: a mid-altitude rainforest in the Australian Wet Tropics
Williams, Stephen, Vernes, Karl, and Coughlan, Jacqueline (1999) Vertebrate fauna of the Cannabullen Plateau: a mid-altitude rainforest in the Australian Wet Tropics. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 43 (2). pp. 849-858.
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This paper reports on a vertebrate fauna survey undertaken at the Cannabullen section of Tully Gorge National Park in the north Queensland Wet Tropics. A team of 6 biologists surveyed the plateau and adjacent Cochable Creek over 20 days in November 1993 using a combination of standardised methods including mammal trapping, active reptile searches, spotlighting and bird censuses. Additional miscellaneous observations were also included. Ninety-six species of vertebrate were detected (12 mammals, 52 birds, 22 reptiles and 10 amphibians) of which 29 were endemic to the Wet Tropics region. Thirty-nine species were considered to be significant with respect to the conservation of the World Heritage values of the region, with 8 of these recognised as being rare or endangered in Queensland. The survey extended the known altitudinal range of 6 species endemic to the Wet Tropics to well below their previously recognised limits.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
Reproduced with permission from Memoirs of the Queensland Museum
|Keywords:||vertebrate fauna, Cannabullen Plateau, rainforest, survey, Queensland, Australia|
|FoR Codes:||06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0608 Zoology > 060808 Invertebrate Biology @ 100%|
|Deposited On:||11 Sep 2007|
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