Australian Animal Archive

Australian White-footed Rabbit-rat.

Conilurus albipes (al'-bi-pez : "white-footed rabbit-tail")

Status: Extinct.

Australian white-footed rabbit-rat

The White-footed Rabbit-rat is an extinct species it was last collected in 1840. The White-footed Rabbit-rat mainly lived in the trees and nested in the hollows of tree branches of subtropical to cool-temperate sclerophyll forests.

The head and body measured 23cm to 26cm while its tail was between 22 and 24cm.

The female had four teats and reared up to three young which fastened themselves firmly and securly to the mothers teats.

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