General Description

Body fur dark brown to black, pale grey underneath. Ears small and do not project far above the fur. Body up to 19 cm, tail up to 12 cm.


Dusky Antechinus are active day and night. They eat invertebrates, which they find in the soil, and they also kill and eat skinks. Males die after mating in August-September. The females live in shallow burrows in nests they build from leaves.


Eastern mainland Australia and Tasmania.


Dry sclerophyll forests and coastal heath.

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