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Eastern Jerboa Marsupial

Eastern Jerboa Marsupial

Status: Least Concern
Classification: Mammals
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.

The Eastern Jerboa Marsupial

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 winter season.

The main threat to the existence of this species id due to human disturbance cause by agricultural purposes.

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