Black-footed Tree-rat (Kimberley and mainland Northern Territory), Djintamoonga, Manbul  |  

Mesembriomys gouldii gouldii

Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list

The black-footed tree-rat (Kimberley and mainland Northern Territory) is a nocturnal mediumsized native mammal and one of the largest rodents in Australia. It is a solid rodent with long shaggy medium grey to black fur on top, pale underside, large black ears and a distinctive long hairy tail with terminal white brush.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Mesembriomys gouldii gouldii

    Coupling exotic invasive grasses with inappropriate burning has the potential to increase the impact of fire; because the grasses are likely to increase the intensity of fires (Rossiter et al.; 2003).