Yellow-footed antechinus

Yellow-footed antechinus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Dasyuromorphia
Family: Dasyuridae
Genus: Antechinus
A. flavipes
Binomial name
Antechinus flavipes
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Distribution of the yellow-footed antechinus
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The yellow-footed antechinus (Antechinus flavipes), also known as the mardo, is a shrew-like marsupial found in Australia. One notable feature of the species is its sexual behavior. The male yellow-footed antechinus engages in such frenzied mating that its immune system becomes compromised, resulting in stress related death before it is one year old.

  1. ^ Menkhorst, P.; Friend, T.; Burnett, S.; McKenzie, N. (2016). "Antechinus flavipes". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T40524A21946235. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-2.RLTS.T40524A21946235.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  2. ^ Waterhouse, G.R. (1838). "Characters of some New Species of the Genera Mus and Phascogale". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 1838: 75.

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