Furneaux (biogeographic region)

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Furneaux
Tasmania
Furneaux is located in Tasmania
Furneaux
Furneaux
Coordinates 40°10′S 148°05′E / 40.167°S 148.083°E / -40.167; 148.083Coordinates: 40°10′S 148°05′E / 40.167°S 148.083°E / -40.167; 148.083
Area 538 km2 (207.7 sq mi)
Localities around Furneaux:
Bass Strait Bass Strait Bass Strait
Bass Strait Furneaux Bass Strait
Ben Lomond Bass Strait Bass Strait

Furneaux is an interim Australian bioregion that comprises the Furneaux Group of more than one hundred islands off the northeast coast of Tasmania, Australia comprising 537,543 hectares (1,328,300 acres).[1][2]

Furneaux Island, located at the eastern entrance to Bass Strait, is home to a range of native plants and animals, including the Furneaux burrowing crayfish, a threatened species of crayfish in the family Parastacidae, endemic to Australia.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia (IBRA7) regions and codes". Department of the Environment and Energy. Australian Government. 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia, Version 7" (PDF). Department of the Environment and Energy. Australian Government. 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2017.
  3. ^ Doran, N. and Horwitz, P. 2010. Engaeus martigener. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010. Retrieved 5 February 2017.

Further reading[edit]

  • Thackway, R.; Cresswell, I. D. (1995). An interim biogeographic regionalisation for Australia : a framework for setting priorities in the National Reserves System Cooperative Program, Version 4.0. Canberra: Australian Nature Conservation Agency, Reserve Systems Unit. ISBN 0-642-21371-2.