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Scientific Name: Leporillus apicalis
Stick nest or house building rats were found in some parts of central
Australia. However, today the only large colony that is left were found
off the coast of South Australia particularly Franklin Island.
Researchers have found a small numbers of these species in Western
Australia but none have been sighted recently. An adult species may
range in about 45 cm (18 inches) to 55 cm (22 inches) from tip of nose to tip of tail. They can
create a home made out of sticks that are laid over the tops of small
holes in the ground.
These species feeds on thick juicy leaves of plants. Sheep, rabbits and
cattle contributes to the destruction of their food.