Common Planigale

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Common planigale (Planigale maculata), a tiny species of “marsupial mouse” in the family Dasyuridae, closely related to the more well-known Antechinus. Planigales are almost entirely insectivorous, and they are fierce active foragers capable of taking down insects their own size. This individual measured a mere seven centimeters without the tail (if I remember correctly) and was washed out of the floodplains during the monsoon rains. Just take a moment to admire its cuteness.

Photographed in situ [1]


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