|Speckled dasyure range|
The speckled dasyure (Neophascogale lorentzii), also known as the long-clawed marsupial mouse, is a member of the order Dasyuromorphia. It is an inhabitant of Papua, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. It is the only member of the genus Neophascogale.
Its weight varies between 200 and 250 g; its body length ranges 16–23 cm, and the tail 16–23 cm. As its name suggested, its dark gray fur is speckled with long white hairs. It has short, powerful limbs with long claws on all toes, used to dig for grubs, worms, and similar prey.
- 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. 26. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. OCLC 62265494.
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