Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/53519

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Dasyuromorpha
Family:Dasyuridae
Genus:Antechinus
Genus species:Antechinus flavipes

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:10-12 cm
Weight:18-60 g
Identification:The brown antechinus is light brown in color above and flecked with buff. It is paler in color below and on its tail.
Habitat:Forests
Diet:Carnivore: insects
Reproduction:The mating season falls during the month of August. After a gestation period of 30-33 days, the female gives birth to 6-7 young that then cling to her nipples in her pouch. Once the babies get too large, the mother leaves them in a hollow tree as she forages. The young are weaned in December or January.
The antechinus has large communal nests that are built in tree hollows.
Behavior:The secretive antechinus is nocturnal and arboreal.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Males die shortly after mating, most likely due to the stress they experience during the mating season.

Other Information

Geographic:Eastern Australia Date:1971-12 Subjects:Brown antechinus
marsupial
Antechinus
Dasyuridae
Dasyuromorphia
Marsupials
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/53519