Warks Road Antechinus

Subject: Warks Road Antechinus
From: Paul Taylor <>
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2007 21:33:19 +1100
I found this document on the Ginini Flats Wetlands, which may have some
applicability to Warks Road:

   2.3.4 Other Native Vertebrates
   A noteworthy mammal in the area is the Broad-toothed Rat (Mastacomys
   fuscus) which inhabits the hummock grasslands, wet heath and bog complex.
   This species is replaced by the Bush Rat (Rattus fuscipes) as the slopes
   increase and habitats get drier. Other small mammals common to the area
   are the Dusky Antechinus (Antechinus swainsoni), Agile Antechinus
   (A. agilis), and the Eastern Pygmy Possum (Cercartetus nanus).

My vote would be for Dusky Antechinus, which was the best identification
I could deduce for an antechinus I saw last year at Lowden Forest Park,
in similar circumstances.


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