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  • n. Any of various small marsupials of the genus Dasyuroides similar to rats


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  • The "kowari" soon crawled off I decided to follow it hoping it might live near somewhere I can find food.

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  • However a high number of mammal species, 14 percent of the total mammalian fauna, are considered regionally or globally threatened, including the greater bilby (Macrotis lagotis VU), hairy-footed dunnart (Sminthopsis hirtipes), dusky hopping mouse (Notomys fuscus VU), mulgara (Dasycercus cristicauda VU), and kowari.

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  • Species endemic to this ecoregion include the grey grasswren (Amytornis barbatus) and the kowari (Dasycercus byrnei), which is listed as vulnerable on the 2000 IUCN Red List.

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  • Then suddenly a strange bilby like creature hopped from behind the tree, Surely its not a bilby I thought, I looked in my wildlife book to discover it was a kowari.

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