NT Conservation Status
Head and Body Males 300-470mm Females 300-410mm
Weight Males: 500-3100g Females: 500-1700g
A marsupial with thick speckled brown-black fur above and a lighter belly. The tail is short with rounded ears. Males are almost twice as large as females.
They construct a simple den on the ground of grasses and are omnivorous by nature eating insects, earthworms, fruits, seeds and nuts; occasionally carrion.
Shortest mammal gestation of 12 days with 2-4 young which reach independence at 8 weeks of age.
North west of the Kimberley’s to the eastern coast of NSW in open forests, woodlands and savannah.
Feral cats, feral dogs, weeds, fire, habitat loss