Yellow-footed Antechinus

Antechinus flavipes

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The yellow-footed antechinus (Antechinus flavipes), also known as the mardo, is a shrew-like marsupial found in Australia. One notable feature of the species is its sexual behavior. The male yellow-footed antechinus engages in such frenzied mating that its immune system becomes compromised, resulting in stress related death before it is one year old.

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  1. (c) Julien Renoult, some rights reserved (CC BY), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/29009560
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antechinus_flavipes

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