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Least Concern Species
Eastern Jerboa Marsupial
Status: Least Concern
Scientific Name: Antechinomys laniger
Date Listed as Endangered: December 2, 1970
The scientific name for Eastern Jerboa Marsupial is Antechinomys laniger.
It is found in the central and southern part of Australia.
Its length ranges from 10 to 15 cm (3.94 to 5.91 inches). Its the
average length for adults while their weight ranges from 20 to 30 grams
(0.7 to 1 ounce). Males are more bigger than females.
Eastern Jerboa Marsupial has fawn gray colour fur with white underparts.
There's a ring that appear around their eyes and their large ear is
their most distinctive feature. They have four-toed hind legs which give
them the ability to move.
Eastern Jerboa Marsupials are found in the woodlands and scrubby
semideserts. They are carnivorous in nature. Spiders, cockroaches and
crickets are part of their diet. Breeding occurs during spring and
The main threat to the existence of this species id due to human
disturbance cause by agricultural purposes.