Antechinus bellus (fawn antechinus) is a small (30–60 g) dasyurid with pale to medium grey fur above, occasionally with a fawn or brownish tinge. It has a white chin, pale eye-ring and the upper parts of the hands and feet are also white (Baker and Van Dyck, 2013; Menkhorst and Knight, 2009).The tail is uniformly brown, slightly darker above and is shorter than the head-body length. Females do not have true pouch
Fawn Antechinus |
Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
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Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Antechinus bellus
Threats The current threats to the fawn antechinus are predation by feral cats Felis catus; inappropriate fire regimes; and habitat loss and fragmentation.
Inappropriate Fire Regimes A number of factors have contributed to a change in fire patterns across northern Australia.