Pilbara ningaui

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Pilbara ningaui[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Dasyuromorphia
Family: Dasyuridae
Genus: Ningaui
Species: N. timealeyi
Binomial name
Ningaui timealeyi
Archer, 1975
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Pilbara ningaui range

The Pilbara ningaui (Ningaui timealeyi), sometimes known as Ealey's ningaui, is a tiny species of marsupial carnivore found in Australia. It rarely exceeds 5.8 cm in body length, with a tail 6-7.6 cm long and a weight of 5-9.4g. This makes the Pilbara ningaui one of the smallest of all marsupials, surpassed only by the planigales.[3]

The Pilbara ningaui is found mostly in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. It is partly arboreal, and differs from other ningauis in its smaller size and rufous-tinted face.[3]


  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. 32. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. 
  2. ^ Burbidge, A. (2008). "Ningaui timealeyi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 28 December 2008. 
  3. ^ a b Menkhorst, Peter (2001). A Field Guide to the Mammals of Australia. Oxford University Press. p. 62. 

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