Long-tailed Dunnart Facts
Sminthopsis longicaudata (Spencer, 1909), Western Australia, Australia.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
English: Long-tailed marsupial mouse.
Length 3.1–3.9 in (80–100 mm). Gray above, white beneath, white ft; scaly tail with quick hairs greater than twice size of head and physique.
Arid inside of western and central Australia.
Rugged scree, boulders, and rocky plateau, sparsely vegetated with shrubs and spinifex hummocks.
Active and succesful climber with striated footpads.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Small to giant bugs and spiders.
Probably promiscuous. Long breeding season, winter to spring.
Lower Risk. One of essentially the most hardly ever recorded dasyurids, however with a broad, undisturbed vary. May be regionally frequent.