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Species Petaurus australis Shaw, 1791

Yellow-bellied Glider

 

Introduction

The subspecies Petaurus australis reginae was recognised by several authors and is usually used for northern Queensland populations. However, the type locality is at Gin Gin, which is too far south for the disjunct northern populations, and contiguous with the remainder of the southern distribution on P. australis. The northern populations may represent a different subspecies but requires more investigation to confirm (Jackson & Groves 2015).

CAVS numbers for the previously recognised subspecies are:
P. australis australis 1749
P. australis reginae 1748

 

Distribution

States

New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria


Extra Distribution Information

Northern populations found on western slopes of rainforest between Mount Windsor and Yamanie, on the north bank of the Herbert River Gorge.


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)

IBRA

NSW, Qld, Vic: Australian Alps (AA), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Broken Hill Complex (BHC), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cobar Peneplain (CP), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Desert Uplands (DEU), Darling Riverine Plains (DRP), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Flinders (FLI), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Mulga Lands (ML), Nandewar (NAN), Naracoorte Coastal Plain (NCP), New England Tablelands (NET), NSW North Coast (NNC), NSW South Western Slopes (NSS), Riverina (RIV), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Coastal Plain (SCP), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Highlands (SEH), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Victorian Midlands (VM), Victorian Volcanic Plain (VVP), Wet Tropics (WT)

Ecological Descriptors

Arthropod-feeder, glider, gregarious, mellivore, nocturnal, open forest, predator, sap-feeder, tall open forest.

 

General References

Bell, M.J. & Bell, T.J. 1997. Use of Lophostemon confertus as a sap-feed tree by yellow-bellied gliders, Petaurus australis, on the mid north coast of New South Wales. Australian Mammalogy 1997: 103-106

Braithwaite, L.W., Binns, D.L. & Nowlan, R.D. 1988. The distribution of arboreal marsupials in relation to eucalypt forest types in the Eden (NSW) Woodchip Concession Area. Australian Wildlife Research 15: 363-373

Craig, S.A. 1985. Social organization, reproduction and feeding behaviour of a population of yellow-bellied gliders, Petaurus australis (Marsupialia: Petauridae). Australian Wildlife Research 12: 1-18

Craig, S.A. 1986. A record of twins in the yellow-bellied glider, (Petaurus australis Shaw) (Marsupialia: Petauridae) with notes on the litter size and reproductive strategy of the species. Victorian Naturalist 103: 72-75

Eyre, T.J. & Smith, A.P. 1997. Floristic and structural habitat preferences of yellow-bellied gliders (Petaurus australis) and selective logging impacts in southeast Queensland, Australia. Forest Ecology and Management 98: 281-295

Goldingay, R. & Possingham, H. 1995. Area requirements for viable populations of the Australian gliding marsupial Petaurus australis. Biological Conservation 73: 161-167

Goldingay, R.L. 1987. Sap feeding by the marsupial Petaurus australis: an enigmatic behaviour? Oecologia (Berlin) 73: 154-158

Goldingay, R.L. 1989. Time budget and related aspects of the foraging behaviour of the yellow-bellied glider, Petaurus australis. Australian Wildlife Research 16: 105-112

Goldingay, R.L. 1990. The foraging behaviour of a nectar feeding marsupial, Petaurus australis. Oecologia (Berlin) 85: 191-199

Goldingay, R.L. 1991. An evaluation of hypotheses to explain the pattern of sap feeding by the yellow-bellied glider, Petaurus australis. Australian Journal of Ecology 16: 491-500

Goldingay, R.L. 1992. Socioecology of the yellow-bellied glider (Petaurus australis) in a coastal forest. Australian Journal of Zoology 40: 267-278

Goldingay, R.L. 1994. Loud calls of the yellow-bellied glider, Petarus australis : territorial behaviour by an arboreal marsupial. Australian Journal of Zoology 42: 279-293

Goldingay, R.L., Quin, D.G. & Churchill, S. 2001. Spatial variability in the social organisation of the yellow-bellied glider near Ravenshoe, north Queensland. Australian Journal of Zoology 49: 397-409

Goldingay, R.L. & Jackson, S.M. 2004. Ecology of the Australian Petauridae. pp. 376-400 in Goldingay, R.L. & Jackson, S.M. (eds). The Biology of Australian Possums and Gliders. Sydney : Surrey Beatty & Sons.

Goldingay, R.L. & Kavanagh, R.P. 1990. Socioecology of the yellow-bellied glider, Petaurus australis, at Waratah Creek, NSW. Australian Journal of Zoology 38: 327-341

Goldingay, R.L. & Kavanagh, R.P. 1991. The yellow-bellied glider: a review of its ecology, and management considerations. pp. 365-375 in Lunney, D. (ed.). Conservation of Australia's Forest Fauna. Mosman : Royal Zoological Society of N.S.W.

Goldingay, R.L. & Kavanagh, R.P. 1993. Home-range estimates and habitat of the yellow-bellied glider (Petaurus autralis) at Waratah Creek, New South Wales. Wildlife Research 20: 387-404

Henry, S.R. & Craig, S.A. 1984. Diet, ranging behaviour and social organization of the yellow-bellied glider (Petaurus australis Shaw) in Victoria. pp. 331-341 in Smith, A. & Hume, I. (eds). Possums and Gliders. Sydney : Surrey Beatty & Sons, Australian Mammal Society 598 pp.

Henry, S.R. & Craig, S.A. 1984. Social behavior of the yellow-bellied glider (Petaurus australis Shaw) in Victoria. pp. 331-341 in Smith, A. & Hume, I. (eds). Possums and Gliders. Sydney : Surrey Beatty & Sons, Australian Mammal Society 598 pp.

Henry, S.R. & Suckling, G.C. 1984. A review of the ecology of the sugar glider. pp. 355-358 in Smith, A. & Hume, I. (eds). Possums and Gliders. Sydney : Surrey Beatty & Sons, Australian Mammal Society 598 pp.

Hindell, M.A. & Lee, A.K. 1987. Habitat use and tree preferences of koalas in a mixed eucalypt forest. Australian Wildlife Research 14: 349-360

Jackson, S. & Groves, C. 2015. Taxonomy of Australian Mammals. Melbourne : CSIRO Publishing 520 pp. [110]

Juzva, K. & Peeters, P.A. 1992. A preliminary report on the status of sugar gliders Petaurus breviceps (Waterhouse) reintroduced into Blackburn Lake Sanctuary, Victoria. Victorian Naturalist 109: 168-172

Kavanagh, R. 1987. Foraging behaviour of the yellow-bellied glider, Petaurus australis (Marsupialia: Petauridae), near Eden, New South Wales. Australian Mammalogy 10: 37-39

Kavanagh, R.P. 1987. Forest phenology and its effect on foraging behaviour and selection of habitat by the yellow-bellied glider, Petaurus australis Shaw. Australian Wildlife Research 14: 371-384

Kavanagh, R.P. & Rohan-Jones, W.G. 1982. Calling behaviour of the yellow-bellied glider, Petaurus australis Shaw (Marsupialia: Petauridae). Australian Mammalogy 5: 95-111

Lindenmayer, D.B. & Cunningham, R.B. 1997. Patterns of co-occurrence among marsupials in the forests of central Victoria, southeastern Australia. Australian Journal of Ecology 22: 340-346

Lunney, D. 1987. Effects of logging, fire and drought on possums and gliders in the coastal forests near Bega, NSW. Australian Wildlife Research 14: 263-274

Mackowski, C.M. 1986. Distribution, habitat and status of the yellow-bellied glider Petaurus australis Shaw (Marsupialia: Petauridae) in northeastern New South Wales. Australian Mammalogy 9: 141-144

Mackowski, C.M. 1988. Characteristics of eucalypts incised for sap by the yellow-bellied glider, Petaurus australis Shaw (Marsupialia: Petauridae), in northeastern New South Wales. Australian Mammalogy 11: 5-14

Maxwell, S., Burbidge, A.A. & Morris, K. 1996. The 1996 Action Plan for Australian Marsupials and Monotremes. Canberra : Wildlife Australia 234 pp.

Quin, D., Goldingay, R., Churchill, S. & Engel, D. 1996. Feeding behaviour and food availability of the yellow-bellied glider in North Queensland. Wildlife Research 23: 637-646

Russell, R. 1984. Social behaviour of the Yellow-bellied glider, Petaurus australis reginae in north Queensland. pp. 343-353 in Smith, A. & Hume, I. (eds). Possums and Gliders. Sydney : Surrey Beatty & Sons, Australian Mammal Society 598 pp.

Russell, R. 1984. Social behaviour of the Yellow-bellied glider Petaurus australis reginae in north Queensland. pp. 343-353 in Smith, A. & Hume, I. (eds). Possums and Gliders. Sydney : Surrey Beatty & Sons, Australian Mammal Society 598 pp.

Russell, R. 1995. Yellow-bellied Glider Petaurus australis. pp. 226-228 in Strahan, R. (ed.). The Mammals of Australia: The National Photographic Index of Australian Wildlife. Sydney : Reed New Holland 756 pp.

Smith, A. & Russell, R. 1982. Diet of the yellow-bellied glider Petaurus australis (Marsupialia: Petauridae) in North Queensland. Australian Mammalogy 5: 41-45

 

History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
05-Apr-2019 Petaurus Shaw, 1791 09-May-2022 MODIFIED
29-Oct-2010 29-Oct-2010 MOVED
29-Oct-2010 29-Oct-2010 MOVED
12-Feb-2010 (import)