Slender ringtail facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsSlender ringtail
|Female slender ringtail|
The slender ringtail was first described by Jules Pierre Rambur in 1862.
The abdomen is 3-3.2 cm long. Mature males are often pale blue and black although the strength of the blue may vary. Distinguished from other Austrolestes by the pattern on the upper thorax, most closely resembling that of Austrolestes aridus.
Distribution and habitat
It is active through Spring to Autumn near lakes, slow flowing rivers and nearby vegetation.
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