Habitat: dry sclerophyll open forest with sparse groundcover of herbs, grasses, shrubs or leaf litter.
Listed as Vulnerable (Advisory List of Threatened Vertebrate Fauna in Victoria: 2013)
Local Distribution: Fragmented and patchy in the central highlands region
Threats: Habitat destruction, Fragmentation, predation
DELWP Action Statement: brush-tailed_phascogale_phascogale_tapoatafa2