Changes made to wildlife categories on 19 September 2019

The Species Technical Committee (STC) has assessed the status of seven fauna species 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 as well as changes to the scientific names of 16 flora species and the common name of one fauna species (see tables below).

Reclassification of 9 fauna species
Taxon Common name Former Qld status New Qld status
Bettongia lesueur graii Burrowing bettong Not listed X
Pedionomus torquatus Plains-wanderer V E
Rostratula australis Australian painted snipe V E
Pteropus conspicillatus Spectacled flying-fox V E
Botaurus poiciloptilus Australasian bittern LC E
Thalassarche chrysostoma Grey-headed albatross V E
Antechinus argentus Silver-headed antechinus V E
Halobaena caerulea Blue petrel LC


Hirundapus caudacutus White-throated needletail LC V
Reclassification of 2 flora species
Taxon Common name Former Qld status New Qld status
Rhodamnia rubescens Scrub turpentine LC E
Rhodomyrtus psidioides Native guava LC E
Flora species scientific name changes
Current Scientific name Common name Amended Scientific name
Genoplesium tectum Cardwell midge orchid Corunastylis tecta
Dipodium pictum Brittle climbing orchid Dipodium pandanum
Kunzea sp. (Dicks Tableland A.R.Bean 3672)   Kunzea seriothrix
Kunzea sp. (Herbert River R.J.Cumming 11309)   Kunzea truncata
Phalaenopsis amabilis subsp. Rosenstromii moth orchid Phalaenopsis rosenstromii
Eria dischorense spotted urchin orchid Bryobium dischorense
Eria irukandjiana small urchin orchid Bryobium irukandjianum
Genoplesium alticola Tableland midge orchid Corunastylis alticola
Genoplesium cranei Blackall Range midge orchid Corunastylis cranei
Genoplesium pedersonii Pederson’s midge orchid Corunastylis pedersonii
Genoplesium validum Blackdown midge orchid Corunastylis valida
Liparis condylobulbon Tapered sphinx orchid Cestichis condylobulbon
Genoplesium sigmoideum Dave’s creek midge orchid Corunastylis sigmoidea
Liparis simmondsii Coastal sprite orchid Diteilis simmondsii
Oenotrichia dissecta   Lastreopsis dissecta
Chrysophyllum roxburghii star apple Donella lanceolata
Fauna species common name changes
Current Scientific name Common name Amended Common name
Tympanocryptis condaminensis Darling Downs earless dragon Condamine earless dragon
Legend and aids to interpretation
Reference Aid to interpretation
extinct in the wild (X) See decision criteria
Endangered (E) See decision criteria
Vulnerable (V) See decision criteria
near threatened (NT) See decision criteria
least concern (LC) See decision criteria