Changes made to wildlife categories on 19 November 2009

These following changes relate to the expiry of the rare category under Nature Conservation Act 1992 in order to be more consistent with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) categories for protected wildlife. The changes involve the transfer of species between categories for protected wildlife.

Legend and aids to interpretation
Reference Aid to interpretation
extinct in the wild See Decision criteria.
endangered See Decision criteria.
vulnerable See Decision criteria.
rare This category will be phased out over time—find more information.
near threatened See Decision criteria.
least concern See Decision criteria.
Basis for decision 1 Better knowledge of population size and/or extent and/or threats—The category is proposed because recent surveys, scientific studies or specimen collections have established a more accurate description of the distribution, population size and structure or threats to the taxon.
Basis for decision 2 Taxonomic change—This category results from name changes; for example, two formerly separate species are now recognised as one species; a restricted species or subspecies is now recognised as part of widely occurring species (for example Callistemon sp. (Boulia, Pedley, 5297) is now recognised as being Melaleuca viminalis, which is a widely distributed species); or the species is newly described in the taxonomic literature (for example, Commersonia inglewoodensis was only described as a separate species in 2006).
Basis for decision 3 Equivalence with EPBC—The proposed category is equivalent to the category applied under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Act 1999. The equivalent listing of the species can assist in its management for conservation (for example, albatross species that are very infrequent visitors to Queensland waters).
Basis for decision 4 Evidence of real decline in populations and/or distributions—The proposed category is recommended because recent surveys or scientific studies have established a recent decline (that is, a decline that has occurred in the last 10 years or last three generations) in the population size and structure and/ or distribution of the taxon (for example, Blandfordia grandiflora has been actively searched for in suitable habitat and conditions and its population has declined from previous estimates).
Basis for decision 5 Rediscovered in the wild—A new category is recommended for a taxon because the taxon was thought to be extinct in the wild but recent studies, observations or collections have established that it is persisting in the wild (for example, Rhaphidospora cavernarum).
Changes made to wildlife categories on 19 November 2009
Scientific name prior to 19 Nov 2009 Current scientific name Common name prior to 19 Nov 2009 Current common name Schedule prior to 19 Nov 2009 Current schedule Basis for decision Wildlife group
Neochmia phaeton Neochmia phaeton evangelinae crimson finch crimson finch (white-bellied subspecies) Vulnerable Endangered 4 Birds
Poephila cincta cincta No change black-throated finch (southern subspecies) black-throated finch (white-rumped subspecies) Vulnerable Endangered 4 Birds
Diomedea antipodensis antipodensis No change Not listed antipodean albatross Least concern Vulnerable 3 Birds
Diomedea antipodensis gibsoni No change Not listed Gibson's albatross Least concern Vulnerable 3 Birds
Diomedea exulans No change Not listed wandering albatross Least concern Vulnerable 3 Birds
Phoebetria fusca No change Not listed sooty albatross Least concern Vulnerable 3 Birds
Thalassarche bulleri No change Not listed Buller's albatross Least concern Vulnerable 3 Birds
Thalassarche cauta No change Not listed shy albatross Least concern Vulnerable 3 Birds
Thalassarche carteri No change Not listed Indian yellow-nosed albatross Least concern Vulnerable 3 Birds
Thalassarche chrysostoma No change Not listed grey-headed albatross Least concern Vulnerable 3 Birds
Thalassarche steadi No change Not listed white-capped albatross Least concern Vulnerable 3 Birds
Chalinolobus dwyeri No change large-eared pied bat No change Rare Vulnerable 3 Mammals
Carlia scirtetis No change Not listed No change Rare Vulnerable 1 Reptiles
Eulamprus frerei No change Not listed No change Rare Vulnerable 1 Reptiles
Eulamprus luteilateralis No change Not listed No change Rare Vulnerable 1 Reptiles
Lerista ameles No change Not listed No change Rare Vulnerable 1 Reptiles
Menetia sadlieri No change Not listed No change Rare Vulnerable 1 Reptiles
Nactus galgajuga No change Not listed No change Rare Vulnerable 1 Reptiles
Saltuarius occultus Orraya occultus Not listed No change Rare Vulnerable 1 Reptiles
Phyllurus caudiannulatus No change Not listed ringed thin-tailed gecko Rare Vulnerable 1 Reptiles
Phyllurus isis No change Not listed No change Rare Vulnerable 1 Reptiles
Delma mitella No change Not listed No change Rare Near threatened 1 Reptiles
Ramphotyphlops silvia No change Not listed No change Rare Near threatened 1 Reptiles
Anomalopus brevicollis No change Not listed short-necked worm-skink or Capricorn worm-skink Rare Least concern 1 Reptiles
Hoplocephalus stephensii No change Stephen’s banded snake No change Rare Least concern 1 Reptiles
Varanus keithhornei No change Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Reptiles
Phyllurus gulbaru No change Not listed Gulbaru gecko Least concern Endangered 2 Reptiles
Diplodactylus taenicauda Strophurus taenicauda Not listed golden-tailed gecko Rare Near threatened 1 Reptiles
Bartleia jigurru Techmarscincus jigurru Not listed No change Rare Vulnerable 1 Reptiles
Rhaphidospora cavernarum No change Not listed No change Extinct Vulnerable 5 Plants
Acacia ramiflora No change Not listed No change Endangered Least concern 1 Plants
Muellerargia timorensis No change Not listed No change Endangered Least concern 1 Plants
Zieria sp. (Mt Larcom, Gibson, TOI8) Zieria actites Not listed No change Vulnerable Endangered 2 Plants
Callistemon sp.(Boulia, Pedley, 5297) Melaleuca viminalis Not listed No change Vulnerable Least concern 2 Plants
Macrozamia fearnsidei No change Not listed No change Vulnerable Least concern 1 Plants
Goodenia arenicola No change Not listed No change Rare Extinct 4 Plants
Aristida forsteri No change Not listed Forster’s wire grass Rare Endangered 1 Plants
Aristida thompsonii No change Not listed Thompson’s wire grass Rare Endangered 1 Plants
Bertya recurvata No change Not listed No change Rare Endangered 4 Plants
Blandfordia grandiflora No change Christmas bell Christmas bells Rare Endangered 4 Plants
Glossocardia orthochaeta No change Not listed No change Rare Endangered 4 Plants
Musa jackeyi No change Not listed native banana, erect banana Rare Endangered 1 Plants
Parsonsia largiflorens No change Not listed large-leaved silkpod Rare Endangered 4 Plants
Westringia grandifolia No change Not listed No change Rare Endangered 4 Plants
Amomum queenslandicum No change Not listed No change Rare Vulnerable 1 Plants
Bertya glandulosa No change Not listed No change Rare Vulnerable 1 Plants
Cassia brewsteri var. marksiana Cassia marksiana Not listed brush cassia Rare Vulnerable 2 Plants
Cassinia collina No change Not listed No change Rare Vulnerable 1 Plants
Cryptolepis grayi Phyllanthera grayi Not listed No change Rare Vulnerable 1 Plants
Dodonaea hirsuta No change Not listed hairy hop bush Rare Vulnerable 1 Plants
Euphorbia sarcostemmoides No change Not listed climbing caustic Rare Vulnerable 1 Plants
Parsonsia wildensis No change Not listed No change Rare Vulnerable 1 Plants
Plectranthus graniticola No change Not listed Eungella mintbush Rare Vulnerable 1 Plants
Sauropus macranthus No change Not listed pumpkin fruit, Atherton sauropus Rare Vulnerable 1 Plants
Acacia armillata No change Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Acacia brunioides Acacia brunioides subsp. brunioides Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Acacia brunioides Acacia brunioides subsp. granitica Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Acacia centrinervia No change white hairy wattle No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Acacia strongylophylla No change Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Acianthus amplexicaulis No change Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Alectryon tropicus No change Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Alyxia magnifolia No change Not listed large-leaf chainfruit Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Amomum dallachyi No change Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Aponogeton queenslandicus No change Not listed wire grass Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Argyrodendron sp. (Whyanbeel B.P.Hyland RFK1106) No change Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Artabotrys sp. ( Claudie River, Gray, 3240) No change Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Atalaya calcicola No change Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Atalaya rigida No change Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Atriplex fissivalvis No change Not listed gibber saltbush Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Boronia squamipetala No change Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Bossiaea arenicola No change Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Brachychiton albidus No change Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Brachychiton collinus No change Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Brachychiton velutinosus No change Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Brachychiton vitifolius No change Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Cajanus lanuginosus No change Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Callistemon chisholmii Melaleuca chisholmii Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Cartonema brachyantherum No change Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Citrus garrawayi No change Not listed Garraway’s lime or Mt White lime Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Cryptocarya burckiana No change Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Cycas media subsp. ensata No change Not listed zamia palm Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Dianella fruticans No change Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Dodonaea oxyptera No change Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Endiandra collinsii No change Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Etlingera australasica No change Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Eucalyptus howittiana No change Not listed Howitt's box Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Eucalyptus lockyeri Eucalyptus lockyeri subsp. exuta Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Eucalyptus lockyeri Eucalyptus lockyeri subsp. lockyeri Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Eucalyptus pachycalyx subsp. pachycalyx No change shiny-barked gum pumpkin gum Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Eucalyptus quadricostata No change Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Flindersia brassii No change Not listed Claudie River scented maple Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Gardenia rupicola No change Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Gardenia scabrella No change Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Gossypium sturtianum No change Not listed Sturt’s desert rose Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Gouania australiana No change Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Grevillea cyranostigma No change Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Grevillea singuliflora No change Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Hedyotis philippensis No change Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Hibbertia echiifolia No change Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Indigofera baileyi No change Not listed Bailey’s indigo Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Isotropis foliosa No change Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Jagera javanica subsp. australiana Jagera madida Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Kunzea bracteolata No change Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Labichea buettneriana No change Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Leptosema chapmanii No change Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Leptospermum purpurascens No change Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Lobelia douglasiana No change Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Macaranga polyadenia No change Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Macarthuria ephedroides No change Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Medicosma riparia No change Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Mischarytera macrobotrys No change Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Myriophyllum implicatum No change Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Omphalea papuana No change Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Parsonsia blakeana No change Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Parsonsia lenticellata No change slender or narrow-leaved parsonsia No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Persoonia amaliae No change Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Phyllodium pulchellum var. pulchellum No change Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Xanthostemon xerophilus No change Not listed No change Rare Least concern 1 Plants
Brachychiton sp. (Ormeau L.H.Bird AQ435851) No change Not listed Ormeau bottletree Least concern Endangered 2 Plants
Clausena smyrelliana No change Not listed No change Least concern Endangered 4 Plants
Commersonia inglewoodensis No change Not listed No change Least concern Endangered 2 Plants
Commersonia pearnii No change Not listed No change Least concern Endangered 2 Plants
Croton caudatus No change Not listed No change Least concern Endangered 1 Plants
Croton mamillatus No change Not listed Bahrs Scrub croton Least concern Endangered 2 Plants
Cymbonotus maidenii No change Not listed No change Least concern Endangered 4 Plants
Eleocharis difformis No change Not listed No change Least concern Endangered 4 Plants
Eriocaulon aloefolium No change Not listed No change Least concern Endangered 2 Plants
Eriocaulon giganticum No change Not listed No change Least concern Endangered 2 Plants
Gyrostemon osmus No change Not listed No change Least concern Endangered 2 Plants
Lepisanthes senegalensis No change Not listed No change Least concern Endangered 2 Plants
Melaleuca uxorum No change Not listed No change Least concern Endangered 2 Plants
Notelaea ipsviciensis No change Not listed Cooneana olive Least concern Endangered 4 Plants
Parsonsia wongabelensis No change Not listed No change Least concern Endangered 1 Plants
Phebalium distans No change Not listed No change Least concern Endangered 4 Plants
Rhodamnia longisepala No change Not listed No change Least concern Endangered 2 Plants
Solanum angustum No change Not listed No change Least concern Endangered 4 Plants
Solanum dissectum No change Not listed No change Least concern Endangered 4 Plants
Solanum elachophyllum No change Not listed No change Least concern Endangered 4 Plants
Solanum graniticum No change Not listed No change Least concern Endangered 2 Plants
Solanum johnsonianum No change Not listed No change Least concern Endangered 2 Plants
Solanum mentiens No change Not listed Boonah solanum Least concern Endangered 2 Plants
Trioncinia patens No change Not listed Peak Downs daisy Least concern Endangered 2 Plants
Zieria exsul No change Not listed No change Least concern Endangered 2 Plants
Zieria graniticola No change Not listed No change Least concern Endangered 2 Plants
Zieria inexpectata No change Not listed No change Least concern Endangered 2 Plants
Actephila bella No change Not listed Granite Creek actephila Least concern Vulnerable 2 Plants
Commersonia reticulata No change Not listed No change Least concern Vulnerable 2 Plants
Croton choristadenius No change Not listed No change Least concern Vulnerable 2 Plants
Hydrocotyle dipleura No change Not listed No change Least concern Vulnerable 2 Plants