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Fawn Antechinus Antechinus bellus
2013-08-22 11:05:56

The fawn antechinus (Antechinus bellus) is a species of marsupial that is native to northern areas of Australia and it is the only member of its genus, Antechinus, to reside in the Northern Territory. It prefers a habitat within open tropical forests and holds a limited range. Oldfield Thomas, who gave it the scientific name bellus, first described the species in 1904. The fawn antechinus...

Black Wallaroo Macropus bernardus
2013-06-07 13:34:52

The black wallaroo (Macropus bernardus), also known as Woodward's wallaroo or Bernard's wallaroo, is a member of the Macropodidae family that can be found in Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. This area occurs in mountainous habitat between Nabarlek and South Alligator River that contains open eucalyptus forests and closed forests. The black wallaroo is the smallest and most unique of...

Northern Nail-tail Wallaby Onychogalea unguifera
2012-10-27 14:47:26

The northern nail-tail wallaby (Onychogalea unguifera) is a marsupial that is also known as the sandy nail-tail wallaby. It can be found in Western Australia, Queensland, Australia, and the Northern Territory. It prefers a habitat with clay and softer soils in open woodlands or tussocks, or in shrub lands with limited tree vegetation. It can also be found in coastal areas with little...

Striped-faced Dunnart
2008-05-05 23:53:31

The Striped-faced Dunnart (Sminthopsis macroura), is an Australian marsupial. This animal is found throughout central Australia from the Pilbarra to central Northern Territory, western and central Queensland, south to north-east South Australia to north and west New South Wales. It inhabits sandy soils with dune hummock grasslands, tussock grasslands and scrublands. This dunnart has an...

Australasian Pig-nose Turtle
2006-12-26 15:41:07

The Australasian Pig-nose Turtle, Carettochelys insculpta, is a species of soft-shelled turtle native to freshwater streams, lagoons and rivers of the Northern Territory of Australia and southern New Guinea. This species is unlike any other species of freshwater turtle in the world. The shell is typically gray in color, with a leathery texture, while the front plate is cream colored. Their...

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ramage
  • Boughs or branches.
  • Warbling of birds in trees.
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