Kakadu dunnart

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Kakadu dunnart[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Dasyuromorphia
Family: Dasyuridae
Genus: Sminthopsis
Species: S. bindi
Binomial name
Sminthopsis bindi
Van Dyck, Woinarski & Press, 1994
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Distribution of the Kakadu dunnart

The Kakadu dunnart (Sminthopsis bindi) is a dunnart that was described in 1994 and the closest relative is the Carpentarian dunnart. Its typical body length is 50-85mm long with a tail of 60-105mm for a total length of between 110-190mm, and a weight of between 10-25g, placing this species in the mid-range of the weight of dunnarts. Its colour is grey, gingery on the upper body and underbelly with white feet.[3]

The Kakadu dunnart's distribution is the Top End of the Northern Territory of Australia around the Kakadu National Park, and it prefers a habitat of stony woodlands on hilly geography.[3]

Little is known about the social organisation or breeding habits of this species, as it is not well studied, but it probably breeds in the dry season and may burrow.[3]

Its diet may include arthropods and other insects.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Groves, C.P. (2005). Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M., eds. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 33. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. 
  2. ^ Woinarski, J. (2008). "Sminthopsis bindi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 28 December 2008. 
  3. ^ a b c d Menkhorst, Peter W. (1995). Mammals of Victoria. Oxford Press. p. 70. ISBN 0-19-553733-5. 

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