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Order Peramelemorphia

Family Peramelidae

Scientific Name

Perameles nasuta

Thumbnail Description

Has a high-pitched squeak when disturbed

Size and Weight

Adults:

HEAD-BODY-LENGTH: 12–16.7 in (31–42.5 cm)

TAIL: 4.7–6.1 in (12–15.5 cm)

WEIGHT: 1.8–2.5 lb (850–1,100 g)

Habitat

Forests, wet and dry woodlands, heath, moist gullies, rainforest

Distribution

Australia (Cape York Peninsula, McIlwraith Range, Iron Range); altitude 1,000 m

Diet

Insects, small invertebrates, hypogeal fungi, plant material, worms, mice

Reproduction

4

Population

Unknown

Lifespan

Unknown

Baby Name

Joey

Speed

Unknown

Predators

Foxes, cats, dogs

Sounds

Squeak

Behavior

Solitary

Conservation Status

Endangered