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Occurrence record: Mammalogy:C26168

PreservedSpecimen of Cercartetus nanus | Eastern Pygmy-possum recorded on 1972-08-26


Data partner OZCAM (Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums) Provider
Data resource Museums Victoria provider for OZCAM
Institution code Museums Victoria
Supplied institution code "NMV"
Collection code Museums Victoria Mammalogy Collection
Catalog number C26168
Basis of record Preserved specimen
Preparations specimenNature=Spirit;specimenForm=Wet;storageMedium=ethanol 70%
Collector Dixon, M. Joan|Museum Victoria
Supplied as "Joan M. Dixon - Museum Victoria"
Sex Female
Individual count 1
Associated Occurrence Status Representative record
Associated occurrences This record has 2 inferred associated occurrences
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License CC0
Supplied as
Collection ID
Owner institution code NMV
State conservation Victoria: Near Threatened
Rightsholder Museums Victoria
Language en
Occurrence status present
Dataset ID Mammalogy
Institution ID NMV
Collection code Mammalogy
Abcd identification qualifier Not provided


Collecting date 1972-08-26
Supplied date "1972-08-26T00:00:00;1972-08-26T00:00:00"
Date precision Day


Higher classification Animalia;Chordata;Vertebrata;Mammalia;Marsupialia;Diprotodontia;Phalangeriformes;Phalangeroidea;Burramyidae
Scientific name Cercartetus nanus
Taxon rank species
Common name Eastern Pygmy-possum
Supplied common name "Eastern Pygmy Possum"
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Diprotodontia
Family Burramyidae
Genus Cercartetus
Species Cercartetus nanus
Taxonomic issue No issues
Name match metric Exact match
The supplied name matched the name exactly.
Name parse type SCIENTIFIC
Nomenclatural code ICZN


Higher geography Australia, Victoria
Country Australia
State / Province Victoria
Locality South Gippsland (S)
Locality Cape Liptrap
Latitude -38.9
Longitude 145.93
Geodetic datum EPSG:4326
Supplied datum: "WGS84"
Verbatim locality Cape Liptrap
Coordinate precision Unknown
Georeference protocol AMG conversion, collection or Gazetteer
Biome Terrestrial

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    Inferred associated occurrence details

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    Additional political boundaries information

    Area Management
    Fallow practice - dominant (area) No practices
    Fallow practice - dominant (number) No practices
    Global 200 priority ecoregions - Freshwater Eastern Australia Rivers & Streams
    Global 200 priority ecoregions - Marine Southern Australian Marine
    Global 200 priority ecoregions - Terrestrial Eastern Asutralia Temperate Forests
    Irrigation practice - dominant 6. Local knowledge
    Land use Modified pastures
    NRM Regions 2010 West Gippsland
    NRM Regions 2014 West Gippsland
    NRM Regions 2015 West Gippsland
    NRM Regions 2017 West Gippsland
    NRM Regions 2017 (Qld 2019) West Gippsland
    Stubble practice - dominant (area) Stubble mulched
    Stubble practice - dominant (number) Stubble mulched
    Tillage practice - dominant (area) Other cultivation
    Tillage practice - dominant (number) Other cultivation
    Area management
    National Landcare Program Management Units 2018 West Gippsland
    Freshwater Ecoregions of the World Bass Strait Drainages
    IBRA 6 Regions South Eastern Highlands
    IBRA 6 Sub Regions Strzelecki Ranges
    IBRA 7 Regions South Eastern Highlands
    IBRA 7 Subregions Strzelecki Ranges
    Terrestrial Ecoregional Boundaries Southeast Australia Temperate Forests
    World Anthropogenic Biomes (2000) Populated rangelands
    Agroclimatic classification of Australia Moisture availability high in winter-spring, moderate in summer, most plant growth in spring
    Koppen Climate Classification (All Classes) Temperate: no dry season (warm summer)
    Koppen Climate Classification (Major Classes) Temperate
    Drainage Divisions Level 1 South East Coast (Victoria)
    Drainage Divisions Level 2 SOUTH GIPPSLAND
    River Regions SOUTH GIPPSLAND
    FAO Fishery Statistical Areas 57
    Marine Ecoregions of the World Bassian
    States including coastal waters Victoria (including Coastal Waters)
    ASGS Australian States and Territories Victoria
    Australian States and Territories Victoria
    Commonwealth Electoral Boundaries Mcmillan
    Local Government Areas 2011 South Gippsland (S)
    Local Government Areas 2012 deprecated South Gippsland - Central
    Local Government Areas PSMA 2018 SOUTH GIPPSLAND SHIRE
    PSMA ABS Census Indigenous Language Speakers by Area - I01B (2016) 0
    PSMA ABS Census Selected Person Characteristics by Indigenous Status by Area - I01A (2016) 582
    PSMA ABS Greater Capital City Statistical Areas (2016) REST OF VIC.
    PSMA ABS SA2 Statistical Areas (2016) FOSTER
    PSMA ABS SA3 Statistical Areas (2016) GIPPSLAND - SOUTH WEST
    PSMA ABS SA4 Statistical Areas (2016) LATROBE - GIPPSLAND
    PSMA Commonwealth Electoral Boundaries (2016) MCMILLAN
    PSMA Commonwealth Electoral Boundaries (2018) MONASH
    PSMA Indigenous Areas (2016) SOUTH GIPPSLAND - BASS COAST
    PSMA Indigenous Locations (2016) SOUTH GIPPSLAND
    PSMA Indigenous Regions (2016) VICTORIA EXC. MELBOURNE
    PSMA Localities (2018) TARWIN LOWER
    PSMA Remoteness Areas (2016) Outer Regional Australia
    PSMA Section of State (2016) RURAL BALANCE
    PSMA Section of State Range (2016) REMAINDER OF STATE/TERRITORY
    PSMA Significant Urban Area (2016) NOT IN ANY SIGNIFICANT URBAN AREA (VIC.)
    PSMA State Electoral Boundaries (2016) EASTERN VICTORIA
    PSMA State Electoral Boundaries (2018) EASTERN VICTORIA
    PSMA States (2016) VICTORIA
    PSMA Urban Centre and Locality (2016) REMAINDER OF STATE/TERRITORY (VIC.)
    Statistical Local Areas South Gippsland (S) - Central
    World Country Boundaries Australia
    Geological Regions of Australia Wilsons Promontory Region
    Surface Geology of Australia Dswl
    Physiographic Provinces of Australia Kosciuszkan Uplands Province
    Physiographic Regions 2011 South Victorian Uplands
    NVIS 4.1 Major Vegetation Groups Cleared, non-native vegetation, buildings
    NVIS 4.1 Major Vegetation Subgroups Cleared, non-native vegetation, buildings
    Vegetation types - native Other forests and woodlands
    Vegetation types - present cleared, non-native vegetation, buildings

    Environmental sampling for this location

    Area Management
    Beef numbers 1080111.0 dse
    Dairy numbers 845829.0 dse
    Natural resource management expenditure 4641911.0 $
    Sheep numbers 90016.0 dse
    Acacia – Miller et al 2012 - 0.5 degree 0.5636
    Amphibians (global) – Pyron & Wiens 2011 - 0.5 degree 2.8537
    Endemism 0.014297051
    Endemism (Non-marine) 0.015191875
    Mammals – Fritz et al 2009 - 0.5 degree 0.2691
    Migratory species (2008) 15.0 frequency
    Occurrence Density 8476.0 frequency
    Shannon Diversity (H) 6.352927 index
    Species Richness 1629.0 frequency
    Threatened species (2008) 9.0 frequency
    2030A1BMk35M: Aridity index - annual mean 1.0134344
    2030A1BMk35M: Aridity index - month max 2.218879
    2030A1BMk35M: Aridity index - month min 0.20471181
    2030A1BMk35M: Evaporation - annual mean 92.15528 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Evaporation - month max 154.27779 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Evaporation - month min 43.61111 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Growth index C3 macrotherm plants - annual mean 0.1 index
    2030A1BMk35M: Growth index C3 mesotherm plants - annual mean 0.47 index
    2030A1BMk35M: Growth index C4 megatherm plants - annual mean 0.07 index
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - annual mean 70.44426 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - driest month 29.022223 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - equinox seasonality ratio 1.0440394
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - max difference between successive months 0.7373242 mm/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - min difference between successive months -0.73019844 mm/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - solstice seasonality ratio 0.46191287
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - spring or autumn season 0.043825697
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - summer or winter season -1.1563231
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - wettest month 105.651115 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation deficit - annual mean -21.71102 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation deficit - month max -112.74889 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation deficit - month min 56.79334 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Radiation - max month precipitation modified 24.167778 MJ/m2/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Radiation - mean annual precipitation modified 14.700741 MJ/m2/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Radiation - min month precipitation modified 5.3166666 MJ/m2/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual max mean 18.99324 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual min mean 11.135834 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual range 16.792236 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - coldest month min 7.69 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - coolest month max 13.823334 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - max difference in max 1.9833069 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - max difference in min 1.4744568 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - max month diurnal range 9.554443 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - mean annual diurnal range 7.8574066 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - min difference in max -2.7444458 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - min difference in min -1.873352 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - min month diurnal range 5.985565 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - month hottest maximum 24.482222 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - warmest month min 14.927778 degrees C
    Precipitation - annual (Bio12) 937.3333 mm
    Precipitation - autumn 259.0 mm
    Precipitation - autumn reliability 0.0 %
    Precipitation - coldest quarter (Bio19) 327.0 mm
    Precipitation - driest period (Bio14) 7.0 mm
    Precipitation - driest quarter (Bio17) 143.66667 mm
    Precipitation - seasonality (Bio15) 32.0 mm
    Precipitation - spring 258.0 mm
    Precipitation - summer 162.0 mm
    Precipitation - warmest quarter (Bio18) 144.66667 mm
    Precipitation - wettest period (Bio13) 29.666666 mm
    Precipitation - wettest quarter (Bio16) 327.0 mm
    Precipitation - winter 341.0 mm
    Precipitation deficit - annual mean -7.0177217 mm
    Precipitation deficit - month max -119.47434 mm
    Radiation - annual mean (Bio20) 14.5 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - coldest quarter (Bio27) 6.8 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - driest quarter (Bio25) 22.233334 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - highest period (Bio21) 24.4 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - lowest period (Bio22) 5.0333333 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - seasonality (Bio23) 49.0
    Radiation - warmest quarter (Bio26) 21.5 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - wettest quarter (Bio24) 6.8 MJ/m2/day
    Temperature - annual mean (Bio01) 14.033334 degrees C
    Temperature - annual range (Bio07) 16.866667 degrees C
    Temperature - coldest period min (Bio06) 6.6666665 degrees C
    Temperature - coldest quarter mean (Bio11) 10.366667 degrees C
    Temperature - diurnal range mean (Bio02) 7.5666666 degrees C
    Temperature - driest quarter mean (Bio09) 17.866667 degrees C
    Temperature - isothermality (Bio03) 0.45 %
    Temperature - seasonality (Bio04) 1.0233333
    Temperature - warmest period max (Bio05) 23.533333 degrees C
    Temperature - warmest quarter (Bio10) 17.933332 degrees C
    Temperature - wettest quarter mean (Bio08) 10.366667 degrees C
    Wind run - annual mean 328.71735 km/day
    Wind run - month max 369.9231 km/day
    Wind run - month min 291.48755 km/day
    Wind speed - annual mean 3pm 5.925554 m/s
    Wind speed - annual mean 9am 5.4969306 m/s
    Wind speed - annual mean 9am or 3pm 6.1973853 m/s
    Wind speed - month max 3pm 6.4307947 m/s
    Wind speed - month max 9am 5.963976 m/s
    Wind speed - month max 9am or 3pm 6.4307947 m/s
    Wind speed - month min 3pm 5.532414 m/s
    Wind speed - month min 9am 4.963436 m/s
    Wind speed - month min 9am or 3pm 4.963436 m/s
    WorldClim: Precipitation - annual 1042.0 mm
    WorldClim: Precipitation - coldest quarter 355.0 mm
    WorldClim: Precipitation - driest month 38.0 mm
    WorldClim: Precipitation - driest quarter 156.0 mm
    WorldClim: Precipitation - seasonality 31.0
    WorldClim: Precipitation - warmest quarter 156.0 mm
    WorldClim: Precipitation - wettest month 124.0 mm
    WorldClim: Precipitation - wettest quarter 355.0 mm
    WorldClim: Temperature - annual mean 132.0 degrees C * 10
    WorldClim: Temperature - annual range 168.0 degrees C * 10
    WorldClim: Temperature - coldest month min 58.0 degrees C * 10
    WorldClim: Temperature - coldest quarter mean 93.0 degrees C * 10
    WorldClim: Temperature - diurnal range mean 80.0 degrees C * 10
    WorldClim: Temperature - driest quarter mean 172.0 degrees C * 10
    WorldClim: Temperature - isothermality 47.0 %
    WorldClim: Temperature - seasonality 3018.0 standard deviation (degrees C * 10) * 100
    WorldClim: Temperature - warmest month max 226.0 degrees C * 10
    WorldClim: Temperature - warmest quarter mean 172.0 degrees C * 10
    WorldClim: Temperature - wettest quarter mean 93.0 degrees C * 10
    Distance - to any water (weighted) 0.14866069 degrees
    Distance - to coast 0.0 km x 100
    Distance - to non-permanent water (weighted) 0.26999998 degrees
    Distance - to permanent water (weighted) 0.14866069 km
    Euclidean Distance to Coast (metres) 17737.094 m
    Remoteness index 4.0299015
    Water Observations From Space 0.0 Percentage
    GEOMACS - geometric mean 0.0 Pascals
    Sea Surface Temperature - MODIS Terra 15.515809 Degrees C
    SeaWIFS K490 Mean 0.08191401 Kd@490nm/m^2
    SeaWiFS Chlorophyll Mean 0.6016853 mg/m^3
    2030A1BMk35M: Crop factor - annual mean 0.725648
    2030A1BMk35M: Crop factor - month max 0.90000004
    2030A1BMk35M: Crop factor - month min 0.20471181
    2030A1BMk35M: Water deficit - month max 79.71832 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water deficit - month mean 20.55134 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water deficit - month min 0.0 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water potential - annual mean -0.7151119 MPa
    2030A1BMk35M: Water potential - month max -2.8643754E-14 MPa
    2030A1BMk35M: Water potential - month min -1.5 MPa
    2030A1BMk35M: Water stress index - annual mean 65.30831
    2030A1BMk35M: Water stress index - month max 81.0
    2030A1BMk35M: Water stress index - month min 18.424063
    2030A1BMk35M: Water surplus - annual mean 11.392982 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water surplus - month max 61.679123 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water surplus - month min 0.0 mm
    ASRIS 0-1m Plant Available Water Capacity (250m raster) 73.0 mm
    ASRIS 0-30cm Bulk Density (250m raster) 1.4 Mg/m3
    ASRIS 0-30cm Clay Content (250m raster) 15.0 %
    Bouguer gravity anomalies 146.65831 Gal
    Bulk density 1.6224731 Mg/m^3
    Calcrete 0.0 presence
    Carbon store pre-European 126.42956 kgC/ha
    Clay % 35.080647 %
    Erodibility 17.0 k factor
    Erosional surfaces - proportion 6.25 %
    Erosivity 961.0 MJ mm/ha/hr
    Hydrologic conductivity - average saturated 40.0 mm/h
    Hydrological conductivity - uncertainty 10.0
    Lithology - age range 13.7 my
    Lithology - fertility 3.0 index
    Lithology - mean age 405.675 my
    Lithology - mean age (log) 2.6081781 log my
    Lithology - mean age range (log) 1.1367205 log my
    Magnetic anomalies -66.0 nT
    Moisture Index - annual mean (Bio28) 0.76666665
    Moisture Index - coldest quarter mean (Bio35) 0.99666667
    Moisture Index - highest period (Bio29) 1.0
    Moisture Index - highest quarter mean (Bio32) 1.0
    Moisture Index - lowest period (Bio30) 0.2
    Moisture Index - lowest quarter mean (Bio33) 0.34
    Moisture Index - seasonality (Bio31) 36.333332
    Moisture Index - warmest quarter mean (Bio34) 0.35666668
    Nitrogen - plant-available pre-European 10811.217 kgN/ha
    Nitrogen concentration pre-European 52.479916 mgN kg/H2O
    Nitrogen store pre-European 83.78598 kgN/ha
    Nutrient status 1.0 index
    Pedality hydrological score 2.7247312
    Phosphorus - plant-available pre-European 15.388862 kgP/ha
    Phosphorus - plant-available total pre-European 1284.5472 kgP/ha
    Phosphorus pre-European 9.638909 mgP kg/H2O
    Soil depth 0.9 m
    Soil pedality 2.7247312
    Soils - coarse 0.0 class
    Substrate data reliability 2.0
    Topographic wetness index 2.381109
    Unreliable water retention parameters 40.0
    Water holding capacity 63000.0 mm
    Water holding capacity - plant-available 87.0 mm
    Weathering Intensity V2 2.88004 Weathering Intensity Index
    Aspect 195.0 degrees
    Averaged Topographic Relief 159.70833 metres
    Bathymetry and Topography 9 sec 63.0 m
    Elevation 53.0 m
    Ridge top flatness 1.573529
    Ridge top flatness - proportion 0.0 %
    Slope length 1000.0 m
    Topographic Slope (degrees) 2.3541567 degrees
    Topographic relief 0.0 m
    Topographic roughness 0.0 %
    Topographic slope (%) 0.9553532 %
    Valley bottom % 0.0 %
    Valley bottom flatness index 0.0
    Fraction of Photosynthetically Active Radiation (fPAR) 82.0 %
    Gross Primary Productivity (2012-03-13) 0.0616 kg C/m^2
    Leaf Area Index (LAI) - 2012-03-05 4.4 m^2 plant / m^2 ground
    NPP Mean 11.0 tonnes/ha/yr
    Phenology peak day of year 2002 dry 270.44 Day
    Phenology peak day of year 2012 wet 226.92 Day