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A marsupial mouse found in SW Australia. It is very rare and possibly extinct.
- ‘In the early 19th century the dibbler was widely distributed over the southwest of Western Australia.’
- ‘There are also reintroduced colonies of dibblers on Escape Island and Peniup Nature Reserve.’
- ‘The dibbler was first discovered in the mid 1800's and at that time was considered to be scarce.’
- ‘The dibbler breeds once a year during Autumn and the female can carry as many as eight young in their pouch.’
- ‘This suggests that dibblers are essentially insectivorous dietary generalists and opportunists.’
Early 19th century: from dibble.
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