Length: 30-55 cm (12-22 in)
Tail: 20-29 cm
Family: Thylacomyidae; Bensley, 1903
Social unit: Pair
Also known as the rabbit-eared bandicoot, this omnivorous species is recognized by its huge ears, long hind feet, and tricoloured tail: blue-grey at the base (as on the body), then black with the last half white and feathery. It digs powerfully to shelter by day in a burrow 3 m (10 ft) long and some 2m (7 ft) deep. Pairs associate for the breeding season and the 1-3 offspring, born after 13-16 days’ gestation, leave the pouch after 75-80 days.
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