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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:08803cd1-4a72-4985-8ac0-d73fd476afdf

LSIDs are persistent, location-independent,resource identifiers for uniquely naming biologically significant resources including species names, concepts, occurrences, genes or proteins, or data objects that encode information about them. To put it simply, LSIDs are a way to identify and locate pieces of biological information on the web.

Data Links

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WMS

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http://biocache.ala.org.au/ws/ogc/ows?q=species:Sminthopsis psammophila
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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia
 Terrestrial Habitats
Conservation status
AUEndangered
SAVulnerable
WAEndangered
IUCNEndangered

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    Source: Wikipedia
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Description

The sandhill dunnart is a medium sized carnivorous marsupial with a body mass of 26-40 g.The upperparts are a plain grey to buff with darker hairs interspersed throughout.There is a dark triangle of fur on the crown and forehead.The face and flanks are buff, the eyes are dark.The underparts and feet are whitish.The tail length is longer than the head-body length.The tail is grey above and darker below with a crest of short, black hairs near the tip.... source: Northern Territory Threatened Species List

Online resources

Encyclopedia of Life
Description
Museum Victoria provider for OZCAM
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Northern Territory Threatened Species List
Description, Distribution, Threats
Wikipedia
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Species Lists

Western Australia : Conservation Status / Sensitive Species Lists
category: EN
Museums Field Guide apps species profiles – vertebrates
Brief description: Medium-sized dunnart with a distinctive fine crest of black hairs on the underside of the tail towards the tip.
Description : A medium-sized dunnart with brown-grey fur above and white below. Feet white. Large ears and black eye-rings. Tail longer than the head and body and with a crest of black or brown hairs on the terminal quarter, a feature unique to this species. Head and body to 13.3 cm.
Biology : This is the largest dunnart that inhabits the south-central deserts and it has a large home range to match its size – about 7.5 ha. It is nocturnal and shelters in spinifex clumps during the day, but it is also known to construct burrows. The diet is mainly medium-sized invertebrates such as beetles, spiders and grasshoppers, but it will take small lizards and other mammals if the opportunity arises. The average litter size is five and young live in a pouch that is formed by a circular patch of hairless skin and surrounded by swollen mammary tissue. Young are born in spring and are weaned by mid-summer. This species is believed to be rare or uncommon in the wild. The Sandhill Dunnart makes structured high-frequency calls similar to some bats, but the purpose of these is not known.
Habitat: Spinifex grasslands on sandy soils usually with an overstorey of woodland trees.
Native status: Native to Australia.
Maximum size (cm): 13.3
Diet: Carnivore
Dangerous: Usually harmless, but can bite.
Colours: Brown, Grey, Black
Distribution: Southern and central Australia
Habitat types: Terrestrial
Commercial species: False
When seen: Nocturnal
Author credit: Catherine Kemper / South Australian Museum
Northern Territory Threatened Species
Genus: Sminthopsis
specificEpithet: psammophila
taxonID: 1025
BIOCODE: 1071
conservation status code: DD
conservation status: Data Deficient

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Sminthopsis psammophila

Common Names

Common name Source
Sandhill Dunnart
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Large Desert Marsupial-mouse
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Sandhill Sminthopsis
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Working classification

kingdom
ANIMALIA
phylum
CHORDATA
subphylum
VERTEBRATA
suprageneric
GNATHOSTOMATA
class
MAMMALIA
subclass
MARSUPIALIA
order
DASYUROMORPHIA
superfamily
DASYUROIDEA
family
DASYURIDAE
subfamily
SMINTHOPSINAE
genus
Sminthopsis
species
Sminthopsis psammophila  Recorded in Australia

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