TAXONOMY

Ningaui timealeyi (Archer, 1975), Western Australia, Australia.

OTHER COMMON NAMES

English: Ealey’s ningaui.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Length 1.8–2.2 in (46–57 mm). Minute predatory dasyearuid with grizzled grey, bristly fur, and furred, lengthy tail.

DISTRIBUTION

Restricted distribution on Hamersley Plateau, Western Australia.

HABITAT

Semi-arid grasslands. Prefers drainage strains the place massive hummocks of spinifex, scattered shrubs, and mallee timber develop.

BEHAVIOR

Mostly nocturnal.

FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET

Desert centipedes and cockroaches which may be bigger than itself.

REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY

Probably promiscuous. Potentially lengthy breeding season (six months) to permit for annual rains. Pouch a easy furless despair in stomach. Semelparous. Four to six younger are unbiased at 0.07 oz (2 g) physique weight.

CONSERVATION STATUS

Lower Risk. Common. May survive solely in moister pockets of habitat in dry seasons, repopulating after rains.