Crest-tailed mulgara

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Crest-tailed mulgara[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Dasyuromorphia
Family: Dasyuridae
Genus: Dasycercus
Species: D. cristicauda
Binomial name
Dasycercus cristicauda
(Krefft, 1867)
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Crest-tailed mulgara range

The crest-tailed mulgara (Dasycercus cristicauda), also called the ampurta,[3] is a species of carnivorous marsupial from Australia. Also called the crest-tailed marsupial mouse, this animal slightly resembles a placental rat.


  1. ^ Woolley, P.A. (2005). "The species of Dasycercus Peters, 1875 (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae)" (PDF). Memoirs of Museum Victoria. 62 (2): 213–221. 
  2. ^ Woolley, P. (2008). "Dasycercus cristicauda". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 10 October 2008. 
  3. ^ Chris Pavey; Jeff Cole; John Woinarski (2006). "Threatened Species of the Northern Territory Crest-tailed Mulgara (Ampurta)" (PDF). Parks and Wildlife Commission, Northern Territory (dead link).