Antechinomys laniger (Gould, 1856), inside New South Wales, Australia. Two subspecies described.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
English: Jerboa, marsupial mouse.
Length 2.8-3.9 in (70-100 mm). Grizzled fawn-gray above, white under, with very massive ears, massive eyes, and an extended tail with black brushed tip; hind-foot tremendously elongated with solely 4 toes.
Broad band across central and southern arid Australia.
Stony and sandy desert plains and acacia scrubland the place small bushes represent the principal vegetation.
Bounding gait; terrestrial; shelters beneath tussocks and in cracks within the soil, burrows, and logs. Nocturnal.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Large bugs and spiders.
Iteroparous (breeds in a number of years) with lengthy breeding season. Pouch a crescent-like fold over anterior a part of mammary glands. Six or eight teats. Probably promiscuous.
Data Deficient. Uncommon over most of vary. Populations seem to fluctuate seasonally. Not immediately impa