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Occurrence record: Mammalogy:M.12619

PreservedSpecimen of Cercartetus nanus | Eastern Pygmy-possum recorded on 1982-07-29


Data partner OZCAM (Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums) Provider
Data resource Australian Museum provider for OZCAM
Institution code Australian Museum
Supplied institution code "AM"
Collection code Australian Museum Mammalogy Collection
Catalog number M.12619
Other catalog numbers ecatalogue.irn:4004078; urn:catalog:AM:Mammalogy:M.12619
Occurrence ID
Basis of record Preserved specimen
Collector Bennet, C. C
Supplied as "BENNET, C"
Sex Female
License CC-BY
State conservation New South Wales: Vulnerable
Occurrence status present
Collection code Mammalogy
Abcd identification qualifier Not provided


Collecting date 1982-07-29
Date precision Day
Event ID


Scientific name Cercartetus nanus
Supplied scientific name "Cercartetus nanus (Desmarest, 1818)"
Taxon rank species
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 wellformed
Name according to (Desmarest, 1818)
Accepted name usage Cercartetus nanus (Desmarest, 1818)


Country Australia
State / Province New South Wales
Latitude -33.583
Longitude 151.316
Geodetic datum EPSG:4326
Verbatim locality Ku-ring-Gai Chase National Park, West Head cottage
Location remarks ecatalogue.LocCollectionEventLocal: "Australia, New South Wales, Ku-ring-Gai Chase National Park, West Head cottage (33° 35' S, 151° 19' E) 29/07/1982 - 29/07/1982, Field Collected - Terrestrial";
Coordinate precision 0.001
Biome Marine
Verbatim longitude 151° 19' E
Verbatim latitude 33° 35' S

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    Additional political boundaries information

    Area Management
    Australian Coral Ecoregions South-east Australia
    NRM Regions 2010 Hawkesbury-Nepean
    NRM Regions 2014 Greater Sydney
    NRM Regions 2015 Greater Sydney
    NRM Regions 2017 Greater Sydney
    Area management
    National Landcare Program Management Units 2018 Greater Sydney
    IMCRA 4 Regions Central Eastern Shelf Province
    IMCRA Meso-scale Bioregions Hawkesbury Shelf
    World Anthropogenic Biomes (2000) Urban
    Agroclimatic classification of Australia Cooler end of the warm, wet sub-tropical climates��
    Geomorphology of the Australian Margin and adjacent seafloor Shelf
    Global Seagrass Species Richness (2003) 5.00000000
    Marine Ecoregions of the World Manning-Hawkesbury
    States including coastal waters New South Wales (including Coastal Waters)
    Commonwealth Electoral Boundaries Mackellar
    Local Government Areas PSMA 2018 NORTHERN BEACHES COUNCIL
    NSW Local Land Services Regions Greater Sydney
    PSMA Commonwealth Electoral Boundaries (2016) MACKELLAR
    PSMA Commonwealth Electoral Boundaries (2018) MACKELLAR
    PSMA Localities (2018) PITTWATER
    PSMA State Electoral Boundaries (2016) LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
    PSMA State Electoral Boundaries (2018) LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
    PSMA States (2016) NEW SOUTH WALES
    Phylloxera Infection Zone - Sydney, New South Wales Sydney Phylloxera Zone

    Environmental sampling for this location

    Acacia – Miller et al 2012 - 0.5 degree 1.3738
    Amphibians (global) – Pyron & Wiens 2011 - 0.5 degree 5.2691
    Endemism 0.029745081
    Endemism (Non-marine) 0.017939277
    Mammals – Fritz et al 2009 - 0.5 degree 0.6148
    Occurrence Density 265.49384 frequency
    Shannon Diversity (H) 4.4343333 index
    Species Richness 28.839506 frequency
    2030A1BMk35M: Aridity index - annual mean 0.894807
    2030A1BMk35M: Aridity index - month max 1.7224232
    2030A1BMk35M: Aridity index - month min 0.39868608
    2030A1BMk35M: Evaporation - annual mean 126.961365 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Evaporation - month max 196.54637 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Evaporation - month min 61.620907 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Growth index C3 macrotherm plants - annual mean 0.31181818 index
    2030A1BMk35M: Growth index C3 mesotherm plants - annual mean 0.62545455 index
    2030A1BMk35M: Growth index C4 megatherm plants - annual mean 0.22909091 index
    2030A1BMk35M: Humidity - annual mean relative 3pm 73.60281 %
    2030A1BMk35M: Humidity - month max relative 3pm 76.97431 %
    2030A1BMk35M: Humidity - month min relative 3pm 70.226074 %
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - annual mean 100.08273 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - driest month 47.831818 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - equinox seasonality ratio 0.57508624
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - max difference between successive months 1.6088564 mm/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - min difference between successive months -1.6082318 mm/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - solstice seasonality ratio 1.5864059
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - spring or autumn season -0.7355795
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - summer or winter season 0.5838407
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - wettest month 149.81728 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation deficit - annual mean -26.878633 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation deficit - month max -115.86001 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation deficit - month min 49.913643 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Radiation - max month precipitation modified 24.518183 MJ/m2/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Radiation - mean annual precipitation modified 16.367577 MJ/m2/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Radiation - min month precipitation modified 8.541819 MJ/m2/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual max mean 23.608484 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual min mean 13.900379 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual range 20.08728 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - coldest month min 7.978182 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - coolest month max 18.01818 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - max difference in max 2.4208984 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - max difference in min 2.6418152 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - max month diurnal range 11.304535 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - mean annual diurnal range 9.708107 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - min difference in max -3.0854492 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - min difference in min -2.8299866 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - min month diurnal range 8.431793 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - month hottest maximum 28.065454 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - warmest month min 19.192728 degrees C
    Precipitation - annual (Bio12) 1283.25 mm
    Precipitation - coldest quarter (Bio19) 268.75 mm
    Precipitation - driest period (Bio14) 14.0 mm
    Precipitation - driest quarter (Bio17) 214.0 mm
    Precipitation - seasonality (Bio15) 28.0 mm
    Precipitation - warmest quarter (Bio18) 384.75 mm
    Precipitation - wettest period (Bio13) 38.75 mm
    Precipitation - wettest quarter (Bio16) 433.5 mm
    Precipitation deficit - annual mean -19.523151 mm
    Precipitation deficit - month max -106.19269 mm
    Radiation - annual mean (Bio20) 16.225 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - coldest quarter (Bio27) 10.125 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - driest quarter (Bio25) 13.8 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - highest period (Bio21) 24.625 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - lowest period (Bio22) 8.3 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - seasonality (Bio23) 34.0
    Radiation - warmest quarter (Bio26) 21.225 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - wettest quarter (Bio24) 16.725 MJ/m2/day
    Temperature - annual mean (Bio01) 17.525 degrees C
    Temperature - annual range (Bio07) 20.025 degrees C
    Temperature - coldest period min (Bio06) 6.85 degrees C
    Temperature - coldest quarter mean (Bio11) 12.65 degrees C
    Temperature - diurnal range mean (Bio02) 9.525 degrees C
    Temperature - driest quarter mean (Bio09) 13.9 degrees C
    Temperature - isothermality (Bio03) 0.4775 %
    Temperature - seasonality (Bio04) 1.255
    Temperature - warmest period max (Bio05) 26.875 degrees C
    Temperature - warmest quarter (Bio10) 22.0 degrees C
    Temperature - wettest quarter mean (Bio08) 20.675 degrees C
    Wind run - annual mean 310.6065 km/day
    Wind run - month max 336.9499 km/day
    Wind run - month min 283.56085 km/day
    Wind speed - annual mean 3pm 6.427709 m/s
    Wind speed - annual mean 9am 4.857556 m/s
    Wind speed - annual mean 9am or 3pm 6.1494427 m/s
    Wind speed - month max 3pm 7.199582 m/s
    Wind speed - month max 9am 5.0993037 m/s
    Wind speed - month max 9am or 3pm 7.199582 m/s
    Wind speed - month min 3pm 5.498773 m/s
    Wind speed - month min 9am 4.3991647 m/s
    Wind speed - month min 9am or 3pm 4.3991647 m/s
    Distance - to any water (weighted) 0.050990194 degrees
    Distance - to coast 0.01 km x 100
    Distance - to non-permanent water (weighted) 0.5091169 degrees
    Distance - to permanent water (weighted) 0.050990194 km
    Euclidean Distance to Coast (metres) 4071.8555 m
    Water Observations From Space 0.0 Percentage
    GEOMACS - geometric mean 0.10994 Pascals
    Sea Surface Temperature - MODIS Terra 19.610876 Degrees C
    SeaWIFS K490 Mean 0.13543959 Kd@490nm/m^2
    SeaWiFS Chlorophyll Mean 1.5440562 mg/m^3
    2030A1BMk35M: Crop factor - annual mean 0.8193928
    2030A1BMk35M: Crop factor - month max 0.90000004
    2030A1BMk35M: Crop factor - month min 0.41052073
    2030A1BMk35M: Water deficit - month max 71.39916 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water deficit - month mean 11.84633 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water deficit - month min 0.0 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water potential - annual mean -0.67752403 MPa
    2030A1BMk35M: Water potential - month max -2.8643754E-14 MPa
    2030A1BMk35M: Water potential - month min -1.5 MPa
    2030A1BMk35M: Water stress index - annual mean 73.74535
    2030A1BMk35M: Water stress index - month max 81.0
    2030A1BMk35M: Water stress index - month min 36.94687
    2030A1BMk35M: Water surplus - annual mean 0.96474457 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water surplus - month max 11.576935 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water surplus - month min 0.0 mm
    Bouguer gravity anomalies 310.1359 Gal
    Bulk density 1.3667744 Mg/m^3
    Calcrete 0.0 presence
    Carbon store pre-European 79.90576 kgC/ha
    Clay % 19.066872 %
    Erosional surfaces - proportion 33.33333 %
    Hydrologic conductivity - average saturated 52.272728 mm/h
    Hydrological conductivity - uncertainty 10.0
    Lithology - age range 6.196 my
    Lithology - fertility 2.142857 index
    Lithology - mean age 161.098 my
    Lithology - mean age (log) 1.6253228 log my
    Lithology - mean age range (log) 0.73971474 log my
    Magnetic anomalies 40.0 nT
    Moisture Index - annual mean (Bio28) 0.855
    Moisture Index - coldest quarter mean (Bio35) 1.0
    Moisture Index - highest period (Bio29) 1.0
    Moisture Index - highest quarter mean (Bio32) 1.0
    Moisture Index - lowest period (Bio30) 0.435
    Moisture Index - lowest quarter mean (Bio33) 0.59250003
    Moisture Index - seasonality (Bio31) 20.25
    Moisture Index - warmest quarter mean (Bio34) 0.65250003
    Nitrogen - plant-available pre-European 6417.817 kgN/ha
    Nitrogen concentration pre-European 43.91229 mgN kg/H2O
    Nitrogen store pre-European 143.0202 kgN/ha
    Nutrient status 1.02 index
    Pedality hydrological score 1.9722419
    Phosphorus - plant-available pre-European 26.28761 kgP/ha
    Phosphorus - plant-available total pre-European 1290.8494 kgP/ha
    Phosphorus pre-European 8.071233 mgP kg/H2O
    Soil depth 1.1333333 m
    Soil pedality 1.9722419
    Soils - coarse 0.0 class
    Substrate data reliability 2.0
    Topographic wetness index 2.509585
    Unreliable water retention parameters 2.3863637
    Water holding capacity - plant-available 145.0 mm
    Weathering Intensity V2 3.01951 Weathering Intensity Index
    Averaged Topographic Relief 187.45833 metres
    Bathymetry and Topography 9 sec 0.0 m
    Ridge top flatness 0.0
    Ridge top flatness - proportion 0.0 %
    Topographic Slope (degrees) 0.51207995 degrees
    Topographic relief 97.57401 m
    Topographic roughness 65.06821 %
    Topographic slope (%) 5.479006 %
    Valley bottom % 2.083333 %
    Valley bottom flatness index 0.0
    Enhanced Vegetation Index (2012-03-05) 0.0204 EVI
    Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (2012-03-05) 0.1711 NDVI
    Phenology peak day of year 2002 dry 138.29033 Day
    Phenology peak day of year 2012 wet 13.5 Day