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
4. Foci of biological diversity in Western Australia (continued)
4.6. Little Sandy Desert
Aboriginal use, mining exploration.
National Parks and Nature Reserves
Rudall River National Park (part).
Camels are present throughout the Region (Short et al. 1988).
Black-footed rock-wallabies Petrogale lateralis (V) are known to occur in the Durba Hills (Burbidge and Pearson 1989) and in the Calvert Ranges (Eldridge et al. 1994b).
Species that are regionally endemic
See black-footed rock-wallabies under ANZECC-listed species above.
Other significant populations
White-striped bat Tadarida australis and an unidentified species of the same genus are the first records from inland deserts of Western Australia (McKenzie, Youngson, Burbidge and Chapman in McKenzie and Burbidge 1979).
Reid and Fleming (1992) considered the bush thick-knee Burhinus grallarius to be declining in this Region.