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Antechinus mimetes mimetes

14 Dusky Antechinus at Paddys River, ACT

Antechinus mimetes mimetes at Paddys River, ACT - 16 Jan 2022
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Identification history

Antechinus mimetes mimetes 17 Jan 2022 DonFletcher
Antechinus flavipes 17 Jan 2022 Boagshoags

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Possibly agilis?

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   17 Jan 2022
Dusky Antechinus (A. mimetes, formerly A. swainsonii). In the local area, this species has more evenly brown fur than the pale grey A. agilis or the grey and yellowish flavipes. Also shorter ears. But it is larger overall. A. flavipes is found in dry open forest and woodland at lower altitude. A. mimetes is in higher, wetter areas.
Renzy357 wrote:
   18 Jan 2022
Hi Don, I was actually questioning your ID on this one until I learnt from Chris D that this is actually a typical juvenile Dusky. It lacks the longer front claws that might be used for species ID of an adult (that apparently develop as it ages), its ears seem a bit large in proportion to the head and higher set than typical (as head still maturing), and it has more white on the underbelly, again a youngster trait that makes confusion with A. agilis more likely. I just wanted to share these learnings!.
Boagshoags wrote:
   18 Jan 2022
I’ll just add that scale can be somewhat inferred by the granite rock it is sitting on, and the typical crystal size of granite in Tidbinbilla. It was quite small in my uneducated opinion.
   18 Jan 2022
Thanks Renzy357 and Boagshoags

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Dicranosterna immaculata (Acacia leaf beetle) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Feb 2022 by TimL Antechinus mimetes mimetes (Dusky Antechinus) at Paddys River, ACT - 25 Jan 2022 by Leggy53 Notechis scutatus (Tiger Snake) at Paddys River, ACT - 29 Mar 2021 by GirtsO Jalmenus evagoras (Imperial Hairstreak) at Paddys River, ACT - 21 Dec 2020 by RodDeb Jalmenus evagoras (Imperial Hairstreak) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Dec 2020 by JohnBundock Jalmenus evagoras (Imperial Hairstreak) at Paddys River, ACT - 8 Dec 2020 by RodDeb Iridomyrmex sp. (genus) (Ant) at Paddys River, ACT - 8 Dec 2020 by RodDeb Nacaduba biocellata (Two-spotted Line-Blue) at Paddys River, ACT - 17 Nov 2020 by JohnBundock Jalmenus evagoras (Imperial Hairstreak) at Paddys River, ACT - 4 Jan 2019 by JohnBundock Argynnina cyrila (Forest brown, Cyril's brown) at Paddys River, ACT - 27 Oct 2018 by MatthewFrawley Jalmenus evagoras (Imperial Hairstreak) at Paddys River, ACT - 28 Jan 2017 by MatthewFrawley Thysanotus tuberosus subsp. tuberosus (Common Fringe-lily) at Paddys River, ACT - 22 Nov 2015 by galah681 Paralucia aurifer (Bright Copper) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Nov 2015 by SuziBond Conium maculatum (Hemlock) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Dec 2014 by galah681 Hibbertia obtusifolia (Grey Guinea-flower) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Dec 2014 by galah681 Cassinia longifolia (Shiny Cassinia, Cauliflower Bush) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Dec 2014 by galah681 Pomaderris aspera (Hazel Pomaderris) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Dec 2014 by galah681 Prostanthera lasianthos (Victorian Christmas Bush) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Dec 2014 by galah681
Dicranosterna immaculata (Acacia leaf beetle) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Feb 2022 by TimL
Antechinus mimetes mimetes (Dusky Antechinus) at Paddys River, ACT - 25 Jan 2022 by Leggy53
Notechis scutatus (Tiger Snake) at Paddys River, ACT - 29 Mar 2021 by GirtsO
Jalmenus evagoras (Imperial Hairstreak) at Paddys River, ACT - 21 Dec 2020 by RodDeb
Jalmenus evagoras (Imperial Hairstreak) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Dec 2020 by JohnBundock
Jalmenus evagoras (Imperial Hairstreak) at Paddys River, ACT - 8 Dec 2020 by RodDeb
Iridomyrmex sp. (genus) (Ant) at Paddys River, ACT - 8 Dec 2020 by RodDeb
Nacaduba biocellata (Two-spotted Line-Blue) at Paddys River, ACT - 17 Nov 2020 by JohnBundock
Jalmenus evagoras (Imperial Hairstreak) at Paddys River, ACT - 4 Jan 2019 by JohnBundock
Argynnina cyrila (Forest brown, Cyril's brown) at Paddys River, ACT - 27 Oct 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Jalmenus evagoras (Imperial Hairstreak) at Paddys River, ACT - 28 Jan 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Thysanotus tuberosus subsp. tuberosus (Common Fringe-lily) at Paddys River, ACT - 22 Nov 2015 by galah681
Paralucia aurifer (Bright Copper) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Nov 2015 by SuziBond
Conium maculatum (Hemlock) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Dec 2014 by galah681
Hibbertia obtusifolia (Grey Guinea-flower) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Dec 2014 by galah681
Cassinia longifolia (Shiny Cassinia, Cauliflower Bush) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Dec 2014 by galah681
Pomaderris aspera (Hazel Pomaderris) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Dec 2014 by galah681
Prostanthera lasianthos (Victorian Christmas Bush) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Dec 2014 by galah681

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 16 Jan 2022 03:30 PM Recorded on
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