Slender-tailed Dunnart
Male: Holding onto a bag
Riverland
Slender-tailed Dunnart
Male: Released
 
    
Slender-tailed Dunnart (Sminthopsis murina)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Mammals (Mammalia)
Order: Carnivorous marsupials (Dasyuromorphia)
Family: Marsupials (Dasyuridae)
Species: Slender-tailed Dunnart (Sminthopsis murina)
This Photo:     Male: Hind Feet Soles

General Species Information:
Found in the Riverland and possibly elsewhere
These were found on an expedition North of here, with a team of people helping with id's.
We ask that you do not try this without expert supervision. It'd be easy to injure the animal, or get bitten.
A small mouse like marsupial. Females have a pouch
The soles of the rear feet have diagnostic pads.

Copyright © 2019- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 15-Oct-2019
This species is classed as NT (Near Threatened) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)