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Order Dasyuromorphia

Family Dasyuridae

Scientific Name

Sminthopsis aitkeni

Thumbnail Description

The tail is longer than the length of its entire body

Size and Weight

Adults:

BODY-LENGTH: 170–198 mm

TAIL: 90–105 mm

WEIGHT: 20 – 25 g

Habitat

Mallee heath on laterite soils

Distribution

Kangaroo Island (South Australia)

Diet

Ants, spiders, scorpions, beetles, grasshoppers

Reproduction

Unknown

Population

500

Lifespan

Unknown

Baby Name

Joey

Speed

Unknown

Predators

Unknown

Sounds

Unknown

Behavior

Nocturnal

Conservation Status

Critically Endangered