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Changes made to wildlife categories on 12 May 2017

The Species Technical Committee (STC) has assessed the status of 14 species of plants and 23 species of animals in accordance with the requirements of the Nature Conservation Act 1992 as well as best practice international species reclassification guidelines. The STC has recommended the reclassification of these species to reflect current scientific knowledge (see tables below).

Reclassification of 14 flora species
TaxonCommon nameFormer Qld statusNew Qld status
Cajanus mareebensis  E LC
Eremochloa muricata  E De-listed
Eucalyptus tereticornis subsp. rotunda  LC NT
Homoranthus tricolor  LC E
Oberonia attenuata  X E
Pluchea alata  LC E
Pluchea tenuis  LC V
Ptilotus senarius  LC X
Rutidosis lanata  V NT
Solanum adoxum  LC E
Solanum orgadophilum  LC E
Solanum unispinum  LC E
Sphaeromorphaea major  LC NT
Stemona angusta  V NT
Reclassification of 23 fauna species
TaxonCommon nameFormer Qld statusNew Qld status
Acanthophis hawkei plains death adder LC V
Amytornis dorotheae Carpentaria grasswren NT E
Anilios insperatus Fassifern blind snake LC V
Ardenna pacifica wedge-tailed shearwater Special LC V
Calidris canutus red knot Special LC E
Calidris ferruginea curlew sandpiper Special LC E
Calidris tenuirostris great knot Special LC E
Charadrius leschenaultii greater sand plover Special LC V
Charadrius mongolus lesser sand plover Special LC E
Conilurus penicillatus brush-tailed tree-rat LC V
Dendrolagus lumholtzi Lumholtz’s tree-kangaroo LC NT
Eretmochelys imbricata hawksbill turtle V E
Limosa lapponica baueri Western Alaskan bar-tailed godwit Special LC V
Limosa lapponica menzbieri Northern Siberian bar-tailed godwit Special LC E
Macroderma gigas ghost bat V E
Melomys rubicola Bramble Cay melomys E X
Numenius madagascariensis eastern curlew V E
Petauroides volans greater glider LC V
Petrogale xanthopus celeris yellow-footed rock-wallaby LC V
Probosciger aterrimus palm cockatoo NT V
Pseudomys novaehollandiae New Holland mouse LC V
Sternula nereis exsul New Caledonian fairy tern LC E
Tympanocryptis wilsoni Roma earless dragon LC V
Legend and aids to interpretation
ReferenceAid to interpretation
Extinct in the wild (X) See decision criteria
Endangered (E) See decision criteria
Critically endangered (CE) See decision criteria
Vulnerable (V) See decision criteria
Near threatened (NT) See decision criteria
Least concern (LC) See decision criteria