Order Peramelemorphia

Family Peramelidae

Scientific Name

Perameles eremiana

Thumbnail Description

Their first specimens, from the Alice Springs area, were described in 1897

Size and Weight

Adults:

BODY-LENGTH: 180–285 mm (7.1–11.2 in)

TAIL: 100 mm (3.9 in)

Habitat

Spinifex grasslands

Distribution

Southern Northern Territory, northern South Australia,  southeastern Western
Australia

Diet

Ants, beetle larvae, termites, seeds, fruits

Reproduction

Unknown

Population

Died out

Lifespan

Unknown

Baby Name

Joey

Speed

Unknown

Predators

Red fox

Sounds

Squeak

Behavior

Solitary

Conservation Status

Extinct

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