Sminthopsis aitkeni large

Kangaroo Island Dunnart

Dunnarts are furry narrow-footed marsupials the size of a mouse, members of the genus Sminthopsis. They are mainly insectivorous. A male dunnart's Y chromosome has only 4 genes, making it the smallest known mammalian Y chromosome.


There are 21 species, all in Australia and some in New Guinea:

S. crassicaudata species-groupEdit

S. macroura species-groupEdit

S. granulipes species-groupEdit

S. griseoventer species-groupEdit

S. longicaudata species-groupEdit

S. murina species-groupEdit

S. psammophila species-groupEdit

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