Warks Road Antechinus

To: "Alastair Smith" <>
Subject: Warks Road Antechinus
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2007 18:15:42 +1100
I don't think that colour is enough of a guide. They are all pretty much brownish. The size and shape are the issues. Most of the people who identify these critters have them in hand whilst doing so. Although just looking at a reference book now, suggests that size range within species is much greater than between species. Although a lot of that is sexual dimorphism, so if you don't know what sex it is, it is pretty hard to know what size it should be. They are all mostly nocturnal but of course during the breeding season, these critters go beserck and can be seen occasionally during the daytime.
I once observed (and caught) a Pygmy Possum at Warks Road (about 22 years ago), I have a photo of myself holding it. 
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