Faunal Attrition

Table: The Faunal Attrition Index for groups of mammals shows the contributions of each group to overall patterns of faunal decline.
Mammal group Faunal attrition index value
Predatory dasyurids (Dasyuridae) .5
Bandicoots (Peramelemorphia) 1
Macropods (Macropodidae) .3
Possums (Burramyoidea, Petauroidea, Tarsipedoidea and Phalangeroidea) .5
Rodents (Rodentia) .73
Bats (Chiroptera). .06

 

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