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Stephanocircus dasyuri Skuse, 1893
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Species Stephanocircus dasyuri Skuse, 1893


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Taxon concept Stephanocircus_dasyuri last modified 2008-10-09 16:11:37.0

Species Stephanocircus dasyuri Skuse, 1893




Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

Note that conversion of the original AFD map of states, drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones to IBRA and IMCRA regions may have produced errors. The new maps will be reviewed and corrected as updates occur. The maps may not indicate the entire distribution. See further details below.
IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)
drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones (map not available)


ACT, NSW, Qld, SA, Tas, Vic, WA: Australian Alps (AA), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Ben Lomond (BEL), Broken Hill Complex (BHC), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cobar Peneplain (CP), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Desert Uplands (DEU), Darling Riverine Plains (DRP), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Esperance Plains (ESP), Eyre Yorke Block (EYB), Flinders Lofty Block (FLB), Flinders (FLI), Gawler (GAW), Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Jarrah Forest (JF), Kanmantoo (KAN), King (KIN), Mallee (MAL), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Mulga Lands (ML), Nandewar (NAN), Naracoorte Coastal Plain (NCP), New England Tablelands (NET), NSW North Coast (NNC), NSW South Western Slopes (NSS), Riverina (RIV), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Coastal Plain (SCP), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Highlands (SEH), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Tasmanian Central Highlands (TCH), Tasmanian Northern Midlands (TNM), Tasmanian Northern Slopes (TNS), Tasmanian South East (TSE), Tasmanian Southern Ranges (TSR), Tasmanian West (TWE), Victorian Midlands (VM), Victorian Volcanic Plain (VVP), Warren (WAR), Wet Tropics (WT), Yalgoo (YAL)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • Australian Capital Territory
    • New South Wales: Murray-Darling basin, SE coastal
    • Queensland: NE coastal
    • South Australia: S Gulfs
    • Tasmania
    • Victoria: SE coastal
    • Western Australia: SW coastal

Ecological Descriptors

Ectoparasitic (host(s): Homo sapiens Linnaeus, 1758 [HOMINIDAE] Human; Felis catus Linnaeus, 1758 [FELIDAE] Cat; Uromys caudimaculatus (Krefft, 1867) [MURIDAE] Giant White-tailed Rat; Rattus sordidus (Gould, 1858) [MURIDAE] Canefield Rat; Rattus rattus (Linnaeus, 1758) [MURIDAE] Black Rat; Rattus norvegicus (Berkenhout, 1769) [MURIDAE] Brown Rat; Rattus lutreolus (J.E. Gray, 1841) [MURIDAE] Swamp Rat; Rattus fuscipes (Waterhouse, 1839) [MURIDAE] Bush Rat; Melomys cervinipes (Gould, 1852) [MURIDAE] Fawn-footed Melomys; Mastacomys fuscus Thomas, 1882 [MURIDAE] Broad-toothed Rat; Hydromys chrysogaster Geoffroy, 1804 [MURIDAE] Water-rat; Pseudocheirus peregrinus (Boddaert, 1785) [PSEUDOCHEIRIDAE] Common Ringtail Possum; Sminthopsis murina (Waterhouse, 1838) [DASYURIDAE] Common Dunnart; Dasyurus viverrinus (Shaw, 1800) [DASYURIDAE] Eastern Quoll; Dasyurus hallucatus Gould, 1842 [DASYURIDAE] Northern Quoll; Dasyurus maculatus (Kerr, 1792) [DASYURIDAE] Spotted-tailed Quoll; Antechinus swainsonii (Waterhouse, 1840) [DASYURIDAE] Dusky Antechinus; Potorous tridactylus (Kerr, 1792) [POTOROIDAE] Long-nosed Potoroo; Perameles nasuta Geoffroy, 1804 [PERAMELIDAE] Long-nosed Bandicoot; Perameles gunnii Gray, 1838 [PERAMELIDAE] Eastern Barred Bandicoot; Isoodon macrourus (Gould, 1842) [PERAMELIDAE] Northern Brown Bandicoot; Isoodon obesulus (Shaw, 1797) [PERAMELIDAE] Southern Brown Bandicoot; Bettongia penicillata Gray, 1837 [POTOROIDAE] Brush-tailed Bettong; Tachyglossus aculeatus (Shaw, 1792) [TACHYGLOSSIDAE] Short-beaked Echidna), sanguinivore.

Extra Ecological Information

Catholic species, but shows a preference for small marsupials.


General References

Dunnet, G.M. & Mardon, D.K. 1974. A monograph of Australian fleas (Siphonaptera). Australian Journal of Zoology Supplementary Series 30 : 1-273 [105] (distribution, hosts)

Traub, R. & Dunnet, G.M. 1973. Revision of the Siphonapteran genus Stephanocircus Skuse, 1893 (Stephanocircidae). Australian Journal of Zoology Supplementary Series 20 : 41-128 [Date published 11/May/1973] [75] (biogeography, anatomy, relationships)


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
12-Feb-2010 (import)

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