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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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    $\begingroup$ 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? $\endgroup$ – terdon May 13 '13 at 17:28
  • $\begingroup$ 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. $\endgroup$ – Luke May 13 '13 at 18:51
  • $\begingroup$ @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 $\endgroup$ – Mad Scientist May 13 '13 at 18:55
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    $\begingroup$ 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. $\endgroup$ – Will Perry May 13 '13 at 19:53
  • $\begingroup$ I can see how it looks suspicious though! Sorry! $\endgroup$ – 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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