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- noun A small
carnivorous marsupialof Australiaand New Guinea.
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Three of these species, the Papuan planigale (Planigale novaeguineae), the bronze quoll (Dasyurus spartacus), and the dusky pademelon (Thylogale brunii) are considered vulnerable.
Small carnivorous marsupials, typically including the long-tailed planigale (Planigale ingrami) and the stripe-faced dunnart (Sminthopsis macroura), are among the most abundant mammals using this subterranean shelter.
The shrew-like long-tailed planigale is one of the world's smallest mammals with an adult weight of less than 6 grams, and has a remarkably compressed head, ideal for probing among the crack network.