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I know what this is a marsupial, but i'm not quite sure which one. Any thoughts?

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closed as too localized by Mad Scientist May 13 '13 at 10:14

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Why was this closed? Species identification questions seem to be on topic and this is no more localized than any other such question. @mad-scientist? –  terdon May 13 '13 at 17:28
    
I think the OP could have included information like where the photo was taken? But still I am inclined to agree - I have seen many similar questions on here that were not closed. –  Luke May 13 '13 at 18:51
    
@terdon I closed it mainly because it was self-answered in a very short time and because the question and the answer don't contain much detail –  Mad Scientist May 13 '13 at 18:55
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I had not taken the photo myself; I had received it from lecture notes that did not give any information about the photo. The reason I answered in such a short time after posting it was because I had asked an Australian friend of mine, and he got back to me not long after I had asked the question. So I thought it was best I answer it. As for the detail in the answer, the question was just relating the species, nothing else. –  Will Perry May 13 '13 at 19:53
    
I can see how it looks suspicious though! Sorry! –  Will Perry May 13 '13 at 20:22
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I've been told it is the marsupial 'Myrmecobius fasciatus' commonly known as the numbat.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numbat

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