Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

CAVS: 1035

Species Pseudantechinus bilarni (Johnson, 1954)

Northern Dibbler

  • Antechinus bilarni Johnson, D.H. 1954. A new marsupial of the genus Antechinus from Northern Australia. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 67: 77-79 [77].
    Type data:
     Holotype USNM 283970 skin & skull, Oenpelli, E Alligator River, NT [12°20´S, 133°3´E].


Generic Combinations

  • Pseudantechinus bilarni (Johnson, 1954).
  • Parantechinus bilarni (Johnson, 1954). —
    Kirsch, J.A.W. & Calaby, J.H. 1977. The species of living marsupials: an annotated list. pp. 9-26 in Stonehouse, B. & Gilmore, D. (eds). The Biology of Marsupials. Baltimore : University Park Press.




Northern Territory

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


NT: Daly Basin (DAB), Darwin Coastal (DAC), Gulf Coastal (GUC), Gulf Plains (GUP), Pine Creek (PCK), Tiwi Cobourg (TIW)

Ecological Descriptors

Insectivorous, low open woodland, predator, tall open shrubland, terrestrial, woodland.

Extra Ecological Information

Scree slopes, rugged sandstone in open forest.


General References

Begg, R.J. 1981. The small mammals of Little Nourlangie Rock, N.T. II. Ecology of Antechinus bilarni, the Sandstone Antechinus (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae). Australian Wildlife Research 8: 57-72

Calaby, J.H. & Taylor, J.M. 1981. Reproduction in two marsupial-mice, Antechinus bellus and Antechinus bilarni (Dasyuridae), of tropical Australia. Journal of Mammalogy 62: 329-341

Cooper, D.W. & Woolley, P. 1983. Confirmation of a new species of small dasyurid marsupial by electrophoretic analysis of enzymes and proteins. Australian Journal of Zoology 31: 743-751

Lee, A.K., Woolley, P. & Braithwaite, R.W. 1982. Life history strategies of dasyurid marsupials. pp. 1-11 in Archer, M. (ed.). Carnivorous Marsupials. Sydney : Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales Vol. 1 i-vi, 396 pp.

Woolley, P.A. 1995. Observations on reproduction in captive Parantechinus bilarni (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae). Australian Mammalogy 18: 83-86


Common Name References

ABRS 2001. Census of Australian Vertebrates. Australian Biological Resources Study. (Northern Dibbler)


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
15-Oct-2013 15-Oct-2013 MOVED
15-Oct-2010 15-Oct-2010 MOVED
15-Oct-2010 15-Oct-2010 MOVED
12-Feb-2010 (import)