Barmah camping trip

To: "mark kliene" <>, <>
Subject: Barmah camping trip
From: "Lawrie Conole" <>
Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2001 23:17:41 +1100
> Also heard White Striped Freetail Bat, and saw a possible Yellow Footed
> Antechinus(late afternoon in ground dwelling tree hollow).
> My uncle had a "hopping rat or mouse",wander through his campsite(during
> the day).My naive guess is Common Dunnart? can anyone help.

Yellow-footed Antechinus (Antechinus flavipes) is quite abundant at
Moira-Barmah, and you often see them scuttling about during the day.
However, not much else in the way of small, terrestrial native mammals
survives there.  If there are any Common Dunnarts (Sminthopsis murina)
surviving, they'd most likely be in the Yellow Box woodland on the sand
dunes away from the river flats.  It could have been a feral House Mouse
(Mus musculus) of course - but probably an antechinus.


Mac Nally, R., Parkinson, A., Horrocks, G., CONOLE, L. & Tzaros, C. (2001).
Relationships between terrestrial vertebrate diversity, abundance and
availability of coarse woody debris on South-eastern Australian floodplains.
Biological Conservation 99, 191-205

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