|Family||Peramelidae||SubFamily||Thalacomyinae||Genus||Macrotis large eared||Species||lagotis||
|Common Names||Greater Bilby
Rabbit-eared Bandicoot, Rabbit Bandicoot, Pinkie, Ninu, Walpajirri, Dalgyte
|Nearest Relatives||bandicoots||Size||similar to a rabbit; male 2.5 kg; female about half the male||Features||long rabbit-like ears; long nose, tail, and legs;||Habitat||mulga shrublands, spinifex grassland, mitchell grassland||Distribution||south-western Queensland, Northern Territory, north Western Australia - restricted||Status||vulnerable to extinction; some captive breeding programs; plans to reestablish a colony in national parkland near Charleville, Qld.||Food||insects and their larvae, seeds, bulbs, fruit, fungi||Lifestyle||feed at night; rest in burrows during the day; live singly or in pairs||
|Frequency||1 or 2 young in each litter; may be 4 litters in a year in favourable conditions||Sexual Maturity||6 months|
- Encyclopedia of Australian Wildlife, Reader’s Digest Australia Pty Ltd, 1997. Reader’s Digest (Australia) Pty Ltd, Surrey Hills.
- Complete Book Of Australian Mammals, R Strahan (ed), 1983. Angus & Robertson Publishers, London.