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Red-cheeked Dunnart Sminthopsis virginiae
2012-07-27 12:23:27

The red-cheeked dunnart (Sminthopsis virginiae) is marsupial that is native to Australia and New Guinea. It holds three subspecies that occur in many areas within its range. It prefers habitats within savannah grasslands, swamps, woodlands, open and rocky forests, and small portions of tropical forests. The red-cheeked dunnart can reach an average body length of 10.6 inches, including the...

Stripe-faced Dunnart Sminthopsis macroura
2012-07-27 11:35:47

The stripe-faced dunnart (Sminthopsis macroura) is a marsupial that is native to Australia. Its range extends from the Pilbara to central Northern Territory, from western and central Queensland to South Australia, and into north and west New South Wales. It prefers a habitat within tussock grasslands, scrublands, and sandy soil types where dune hummock grasslands can grow. This marsupial can...

Julia Creek Dunnart Sminthopsis douglasi
2012-07-27 11:31:53

The Julia Creek dunnart (Sminthopsis douglasi) is a marsupial that can be found in in the area between Julia Creek and Richmond in Queensland. It is thought that this dunnart may occur in the Mitchell Plateau in Western Australia. It prefers a habitat within riparian grasslands. The Julia Creek dunnart can reach an average body length of up to 5.3 inches, with a tail length of up to 4.1...

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...

Lesser Hairy-footed Dunnart
2008-05-05 23:46:49

The Lesser Hairy-footed Dunnart (Sminthopsis youngsoni), is a small carnivorous Australian marsupial of the family Dasyuridae. It is a widespread and fairly common species, being found in many desert areas of Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland. The Lesser Hairy-footed Dunnart is distinguished from the very similar Hairy-footed Dunnart by its smaller size and less hairy...

White-footed Dunnart
2008-05-04 23:07:42

The White-footed Dunnart (Sminthopsis leucopus), is a marsupial that occurs in Tasmania and Australia. It occurs along the coast and in inner Gippsland and Alpine areas up to 1300 feet near Narbethong. The average rainfall of its habitat is between 23 and 40 inches per year. This species requires forest and woodland cover of more than 50% of any square meter of heath understorey or mid-story...

Fat-tailed Dunnart
2008-05-04 23:04:25

The Fat-tailed Dunnart (Sminthopsis crassicaudata), is a species of mouse-like marsupial of the Dasyuridae family, the family includes the Little Red Kaluta, quolls, and the Tasmanian Devil. Its range in Australia is in diverse habitats except for the Kimberley region of Western Australia and northern Territory like Arnhem Land and Kakadu National Park, but avoids the Wannon and Mallee scrub...

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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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