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Sandhill Dunnart

Status: Endangered
Classification: Mammals
Scientific Name: Sminthopsis psammophila

Sandhill dunnart lives in the rolling dunes and porcupine grass. In 1894, it is first found in Northern Territory until 1969 when five more were discovered in South America. This creature is larger than the house mice and hops like a tiny kangaroo. Some dunnarts feed at night and move faster when they chase the food they want. They live in the area which has yearly rainfall of only 300-360 millimetres (12-14 inches).

Most plants and animals in these habitats have adapted this kind of conditions. They will have little chance of survival if the lands where they live will be converted to farming lands. Sandhill dunnart is always rare and will be necessary preserved in a piece of land in natural conditions.

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