head and body length of A. flavipes is from 90-160
mm and adults weigh between 20 and 75 g. Coloration varies depending
on region, most commonly a grizzled grey with yellowish or russet
flanks, rump, belly, legs and feet with a pale throat and chin.
The eyes are ringed with pale yellow. The tail is brown and
well furred, becoming dark grey or black toward the tip.
A. flavipes is the most widespread Antechinus,
preferring dry sclerophyll forests, heathy woodland and semiarid
shrubland. In the northern part of its range it is also found
in coastal heath, swampland and damp woodland. Nests
are built of dry eucalyptus leaves in hollow trees, amongst
rocks or in buildings.
flavipes is diurnal, foraging on the ground, among rocks,
and in trees, consuming small vertebrates, invertebrates, eggs
Mating occurs during a two week period, after which all the
are found in Cape York Peninsula (Queensland); Victoria and
SE South australia; SW Western Australia. In SE Australia 23Nº
to S Victoria, amd west to about 136º E on the South Australian
coast. Inland, as far as about 145ºE in S New South Wales.