Summary

Koalas are large marsupials native to Australia. They live in eucalypt woodlands of the eastern mainland.

This specimen was collected in 2014 from the Otway Cape of Victoria as part of a health management program administered by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

Since European settlement the Koala's range has contracted through habitat loss leading to their becoming extinct in South Australia. They have since been reintroduced. The conservation status of Koalas was upgraded from Least Concern to Vulnerable in 2016 as their populations are declining and are at threat from the impacts of climate change into the future.

Specimen Details

  • Taxon Name

    Phascolarctos cinereus

  • Author and date of publication

    (Goldfuss, 1817)

  • Preferred Common name

    Koala

  • Date Identified

    07/03/2014

  • Identified By

    Department of Environment and Primary Industries

  • Number Of Specimens

    1

  • Sex

    Female

  • Stage Or Age

    adult

  • Specimen Nature

    Mount Dry

  • Collected By

    Department of Environment and Primary Industries

  • Sampling Method

    hand capture

  • Date Visited From

    7/03/2014

  • Date Visited To

    7/03/2014

  • Category

    Natural Sciences

  • Scientific Group

    Vertebrate Zoology

  • Discipline

    Mammalogy

  • Collecting Areas

    Mammalogy

  • Type of Item

    Specimen

Taxonomy

Geospatial Information

  • Country

    Australia

  • State

    Victoria

  • Precise Location

    Cape Otway, Bimbi Park

  • Latitude

    -38.834

  • Longitude

    143.513

  • Geodetic Datum

    WGS84

  • Georeference Source

    Google Earth

  • Georeference Protocol

    Estimated

  • Georeference Date

    2014-05-22T00:00:00

  • Georeference By

    Karen K. Roberts