45 hectares of Grassy Dry Forest near Lancefield containing habitat for the Brush-tailed Phascogale
Red-tailed Phascogale Phascogale calura is considered regionally extinct, Leadbeater's Possum Gymnobelideus lead-beateri, Squirrel Glider and Spot-tailed Quoll Dasyurus maculatus are endangered and Brush-tailed Phascogale Phascogale tapoatafa and Greater Glider Petauroides volans are vulnerable.
Brush-tailed Phascogale Phascogale tapoatafa results were confirmed by Barbara Triggs.
Grants provided under the first round have been used to help a range of threatened species including the Eastern Barred Bandicoot, Mountain Pygmy-possum, Brush-tailed Phascogale
, Baw Baw Frog, Helmeted Honeyeater, Hooded Plover, Forest Redgum Grassy Woodland community and multiple native orchid species.
Roadsides can represent high quality habitat for woodland mammals because they often host a high density of large, old, hollow-bearing trees--a critical resource for woodland fauna, including threatened species such as the Brush-tailed Phascogale Phascogale tapoatafa and Squirrel Glider Petaurus norfolcensis.
Motion-triggered cameras detected five species of arboreal mammal using the structures to cross the freeway, including the Squirrel Glider, Sugar Glider, Brush-tailed Phascogale, Common Brushtail Possum and Common Ringtail Possum (Soanes et al.
Jackson and Groves (2015) report three such species split: the Long-nosed Bandicoot Perameles nasuta now two separate species--Southern Bandicoot P nasuta and Northern Long-nosed Bandicoot P pallescens; Greater Glider Petauroides volans now three species--Southern Greater Glider P volans, Central Greater Glider P armillatus and Northern Greater Glider, P minor; and Brush-tailed Phascogale
Phascogale tapoatafa into Brush-tailed Phascogale
P tapoatafa and Northern Phascogale P pirata.
Use of Brush-tailed Phascogale Phascogale tapoatafa nests in nest boxes at Rushworth State Forest.
Soderquist TR, Traill BJ, Faris F and Beasley K (1996) Using nestboxes to survey for the Brush-tailed Phascogale Phascogale tapoatafa.
In the foothills north-east of Melbourne near Warrandyte, Trust for Nature has worked collaboratively with residents and local groups to protect the state listed Brush-tailed Phascogale
Phascogale tapoatafa and the nationally endangered Little Pink Spider-orchid Caladenia rosella.