dunnart

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dunnart

(ˈdʌnɑːt)
n
(Animals) a mouselike insectivorous marsupial of the genus Sminthopsis of Australia and New Guinea
[C20: from a native Australian language]
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Dunnarts are notoriously trapshy and can often be difficult to capture using Elliott-type box-traps (Kutt et al.
leucopus could yet be found from southern NSW to the NSW/Qld border and into montane northern Queensland, but that this would depend on a cautious approach to identification of dunnarts in the hand.
In the nocturnal house we saw dalgytes, mulgaras, dunnarts, rakalis and woylies, all small mammals.
In poor conditions, many native mammals such as rodents and dunnarts maintain low numbers, which are confined to small areas ready to respond to a rainfall event or a pulse in resources.
After packing as much food as he could into his truck, Kortner spent two 4-week periods observing the dunnarts during the Australian winter, with its 36 A[bar]C days and near-freezing nights.
Although advertised to be effective on introduced rats and mice, after three months it did nothing for the dunnarts.
Another insectivorous marsupial mouse, the fat-tailed antechinus (Pseudantechinus macdonnellensis), may thicken the base of its tail if its diet allows for the accumulation of fat reserves; the same goes for some dunnarts (Sminthopsis) such as Ooldea's dunnart (S.
I later met some of the other characters, too: some mulgaras, dunnarts and desert mice.
To test his hypothesis, Mortola and Australian colleagues isolated newborn dunnarts in separate, sealed chambers.
In their recent laboratory studies, the Australian researchers demonstrated that the rabbit virus fails to infect any of the 28 domestic and wild animal species they tested, including such natives as bush rats and fat-tailed dunnarts.
At Eumeralla, White-footed Dunnarts were recorded during five surveys only, with one adult female (no pouched young) in September 2007; one adult male in September 2008; two in October 2009 (one adult male and one adult female with three pouched young); and one adult male in March 2011.
Geckoes in turn are preyed upon by some of our small nocturnal mammals such as, dunnarts, planigales, antechinus, etc.