Biodiversity Series, Paper No. 4
S.R. Morton, J. Short and R.D. Barker, with an Appendix by G.F. Griffin and G. Pearce
Department of the Environment, Sport and Territories, 1995
13. Refugia in Queensland (continued)
13.7. Reference number QLD7
Refuge area: Northern Grey Range
Biogeographic region: Mulga Lands
Type of refuge: Mountain range
Lat./Long. 25°S / 145°E
Quality of refuge: Highly significant (5)
Area (km²): <10,000
Chief refuge value
Potential mountain refuge for plants and animals in the north of the mulga lands.
Rugged residual sandstone tablelands and hills in the Grey and Gowan Ranges to the north and west of Adavale1. Systematic investigations are wanting, but there is limited evidence that the area may warrant classification as a refuge.
The plants Xerothamnella parvifolia, Rhaphidospora bonneyana and Melaleuca kunzeoides (all V) occur in the Grey and Gowan Ranges2, 3.
The rare plants Eremophila linsmithii, Acacia spania, Euphorbia sarcostemmoides, and Homocalyx polyandrus are recorded in the Ranges2, 3.
Other significant species
The yellow-footed rock-wallaby Petrogale xanthopus occurs on rugged sandstone ridges throughout the Ranges1.
Land degradation through stock and feral animals, especially goats.
1. Gordon et al. (1993)
2. Purdie (1986)
3. Thomas and McDonald (1989)