Sooty dunnart

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Sooty dunnart [1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Dasyuromorphia
Family: Dasyuridae
Genus: Sminthopsis
Species: S. fuliginosus
Binomial name
Sminthopsis fuliginosus
(Gould, 1852)
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Sooty dunnart range

The sooty dunnart (Sminthopsis fuliginosus) is a species of dunnart found in Western Australia. It is one of the least-known of the dunnarts, with the IUCN classifying it as data deficient.[2] It was formerly believed to be a subspecies of the common dunnart (S. murina).


  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. 36. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. 
  2. ^ a b Burbidge, A. (2008). "Sminthopsis fuliginosus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 28 December 2008.  Database entry includes justification for why this species is data deficient