New Discovery in The Cathedral Ranges

This is the gorgeous little White Footed Dunnart (Sminthopsis leucopus) that’s recently been found in the Cathedral Ranges (since the fires) and the first-ever record of this species in that district.* Though it’s known to occur in the catchments of the Big, Acheron & Yea Rivers, these animals are small, rarely seen and easily confused with more common species (eg. Agile Antechinus, House Mouse), so every record is valuable. [Image copyright Museum of Victoria: http://museumvictoria.com.au/bioinformatics/mammals/images/comleuclive.htm]
*ID most likely Sminthopsis lecopus, though may be S. murina.

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