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Dusky antechinus

Summary
The dusky antechinus (Antechinus swainsonii), also known as Swainson's antechinus or the dusky marsupial mouse, is a species of small marsupial carnivore, a member of the family Dasyuridae. It is found in Australia. Taxonomy The dusky antechinus was described by English naturalist George Robert Waterhouse in 1840, the second antechinus to be described. It was named in honour of the zoologist and artist William Swainson. There are three subspecies: *A. s. swainsonii, found in Tasmania; *A. s. insulanus, found in the Grampians National Park, Victoria; *A. s. mimetes, found from south-eastern Queensland through eastern New South Wales to south-western Victoria. Description The dusky antechinus is the largest antechinus. The largest and darkest fur Dusky Antechinus occur in higher altitudes. It can be distinguished from its relatives by its much darker fur, which is also apparent in the pale form. It is mostly nocturnal but has suggested to be p
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