Sandhill Dunnart (Sminthopsis psammophila)
From: Oz Sailor-hstakenb@NO SPAM.bigpond.net.au (Oz Sailor)
Subject: Australian Endangered Species File 2 of 7 - AES_oz_013_Sandhill_Dunnart_-_sminthopsis_psammophila.jpg (1/1)
Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2000 06:28:51 GMT
The Sandhill Dunnart (Sminthopsis psammophila) is a species of small carnivorous Australian marsupial of the family Dasyuridae. It is known from four scattered arid areas of Australia: near Lake Amadeus in Northern Territory, the central Eyre Peninsula in South Australia, the southwestern edge of the Great Victoria Desert in Western Australia, and Yellabinna Sand Dunes in South Australia.
The Sandhill Dunnart is one of the largest and rarest of all dunnarts. It is coloured grey to buff and is found in low parallel sand dunes, particularly near hummock grass.