Fat-tailed False Antechinus
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The Fat-tailed False Antechinus is greyish brown with reddish colour patches behind the ears. It is pale underneath. The tail conical shape with fat base.
Fat-tailed Antechinus, Red-eared Antechinus
head and body 10cm, tail 8cm
rocky slopes and stony areas with hiding places.
insects including beetles, grasshoppers, termites. Stores fat in the tail when food is plentiful.
gives birth to litter of up to six young,
arid rocky areas of Northern Territory, Western Australia and South Australia
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Fat-tailed False Antechinus|