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Kultarr (Antechinomys laniger), also known as the jerboa-marsupial, the jerboa pouched-mouse, the wuhl-wuhl or the pitchi-pitchi, is a member of the Dasyuromorphia order. It is the only species in the Antechinomys genus.

The most distinctive features are the large four-toed hind legs, enabling a hopping motion, and prominent ears. It is coloured fawn grey to sandy brown above, with a white chest and darker eye-ring.


Native to central and southern Australia, it lives in a range of habitats including scattered woodland and scrubby semi desert.

Wild status

Least concern conservation status

Least concern (IUCN 3.1)[2]


The kultarr is a solitary carnivore, feeding mostly on terrestrial invertebrates including cockroaches, spiders and crickets.


The kultarr usually measures 7 to 10cm, with a 10 to 15cm tail. It weighs 20 to 30g; males are larger and heavier than females.


Mating occurs in winter and spring, with young being born around August to November. The species nests in soil cracks or utilises abandoned burrows of other species.

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