Silver-headed Antechinus

Silver-headed Antechinus

Vulnerable under Queensland’s Nature Conservation Act 1992 and Endangered under Australia’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

Only confirmed as a ‘new species’ in 2013, these small carnivorous marsupials were originally found only in Kroombit Tops National Park.

Elusive at the best of times, they have since been seen in Bulburin and Blackdown Tableland national parks in the Fitzroy Region. Compared to Australia’s other marsupials, not a lot is known about this small animal, although like other antechinus species found in Australia, the males all die out by the end of (and because of) mating season.

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