Sandhill dunnart

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Sandhill dunnart

Order : Dasyuromorphia
Family : Dasyuridae
Species : Sminthopsis psammophila

 

The Large desert marsupial-mouse, sandhill dunnart, sandhill sminthopsis is listed as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Countries
Australia
Sandhill dunnart habitats
Grassland and Subtropical / Tropical Dry Grassland

Facts about the sandhill dunnart

3 Comments The sandhill dunnart is only known to occur in a couple of restricted locations in South Australia and Western Australia.

Flora and Fauna Malleefowl and Sandhill Dunnarts are two rare species that are found in this park.

The sandhill dunnart is a mouse that eats mainly insects.

The sandhill dunnart is protected by South Australian laws.

The Sandhill DunnartThe sandhill dunnart is a nocturnal, endangered, and looks quite similar to a common domestic mouse. (Full text)

The little-known sandhill dunnart is a rarely seen small marsupial that feeds mostly on insects and resembles a mouse with oversized ears. (Full text)

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