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Also sometimes called the brush-tailed marsupial mouse or the red-tailed Wambenger, Its scientific Name is phascogale calura The red-tailed phascogale lives in trees (arboreal) and moves around mainly at night (nocturnal) Though it is a great leaper and climber in trees, it forages for food mainly on the ground


They are a lightweight marsupial (35 to 70 grams) and in length are around 100mm (body head) with a tail around 140mm long The red-tailed phascogale have ashy grey fur, with a cream to white underbelly Their name obviously comes from the red coloured upper half off their tail whilst the lower half has some black hairs but not as bushy as the brush tailed phascogale