Long-tailed planigale

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Long-tailed planigale

Order : Dasyuromorphia
Family : Dasyuridae
Species : Planigale ingrami


The Long-tailed planigale is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Some facts about the
Long-tailed planigale

Adult weight : 0.004 kg (0.0088 lbs)

Weaning : 90 days

Litter size : 7

Body mass : 0.009 kg (0.0198 lbs)

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Facts about the long-tailed planigale

The long-tailed planigale is the smallest marsupial.

The tiny long-tailed planigale is the most common mammal species on the Mitchell grasslands of the Barkly Photo: Alaric Fisher

The long-tailed planigale is the smallest of all marsupials and it is the rarest of the planigale species. (Full text)

The shrew-like long-tailed planigale is one of the world’s smallest mammals with an adult weight of less than 6g, and has a remarkably compressed head, ideal for probing among the crack network. (Full text)

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