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Range DescriptionThis species is restricted mainly to northern Australia ranging from Barrow Island (Western Australia) eastwards to the islands of the Sir Edward Pellew Group in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Territory (Robinson and Cooper 2008). Native populations were recently discovered on Potter Island and Sholl Island, both of which are nature reserves. It was formerly far more widely distributed in eastern Western Australia, but has now been extirpated from central and southern Western Australia (A. Burbidge pers. comm.). However, the species is still common in parts of the Kimberley mainland, it has not been extirpated from this area (A. Burbidge pers. comm.).