AntechinusAntechinus agilis

2 Agile Antechinus at Bolaro, NSW

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Antechinus agilis at Bolaro, NSW - 13 Aug 2017
Antechinus agilis at Bolaro, NSW - 13 Aug 2017
Antechinus agilis at Bolaro, NSW - 13 Aug 2017
Antechinus agilis at Bolaro, NSW - 13 Aug 2017
Antechinus agilis at Bolaro, NSW - 13 Aug 2017

Identification history

Antechinus Antechinus agilis 17 Aug 2017 MichaelMulvaneyMultiple Significant Sightings - MichaelMulvaney has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - MichaelMulvaney has reported over 500 sightings!Founding Explorer - MichaelMulvaney joined us in 2014!
Antechinus Antechinus agilis 16 Aug 2017 MichaelMulvaneyMultiple Significant Sightings - MichaelMulvaney has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - MichaelMulvaney has reported over 500 sightings!Founding Explorer - MichaelMulvaney joined us in 2014!
Unidentified 15 Aug 2017 David McKaySignificant Sighting - David McKay has made a recognised, significant sighting!

Author's notes

This small animal lives in a caravan in the scrub in the Bolaro region near Adaminaby. I occasionally share the space with him/her and would be very interested in an identification. I think there is only one at present but evidence of occupation goes back several years. It is larger than a house mouse, not much longer but chubbier.

2 comments

   17 Aug 2017
Probably an Agile Antechinus but may be a Yellow Footed - we'll get a second opinion
   18 Aug 2017
Murray Evans of Conservation and Research asked Sam Banks the following "Any ideas what this Antechinus species might be? My guess is that it’s an agile, but could be a yellow-footed antechinus (eye-rings are fairly distinct). Not being able to gauge size doesn’t help. It’s from outside the ACT (next to Murrumbidgee river near Adaminaby 1000m ASL )."
Sam Banks of Fenner School ANU said "Hi Murray. I'd agree with your best guess and your uncertainty about it! The Bolaro area seems more like agilis territory but it's on the edge of that Callitris-y woodland stuff that stretches towards Cooma so it's not impossible that YFA could stray up that way..."

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  • Coordinates 148.794153-35.946117
  • Altitude 1017.0m

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