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potoroo

a rat kangaroo in the genus Potorous. The most primitive and smallest of the kangaroos, they gallop instead of hopping, are the size of a rat, and one of the species has a long, pointed, ratlike snout. There is also a broad-faced species. Called also kangaroo rat.
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Species to benefit include the Norfolk Island green parrot, Cocos buff-banded rail, long-nosed potoroo, southern brown bandicoot, northern quoll, partridge pigeon, brush-tailed rabbit-rat, and the plants of the Arnhem Plateau sandstone shrubland complex.
In a study funded by Edith Cowan University and the WA Department of Conservation and Land Management, Bougher found that more than 90% of scats from the Gilbert's potoroo were composed of fungal material.
chondrophila has been isolated from aborted cattle fetuses in the United States and German (20,32) but has also been detected in an apparently healthy Potoroo in Australia (33).
Although sometimes controversial, assisted colonisation to islands has been critical for preventing the extinction of some species, for example Rufous Hare Wallaby Lagorchestes hirsutus (Richards 2012), Gilbert's Potoroo Potorous gilbertii (Stead-Richardson et al.
They found that unlike squirrels, which are poorly adapted to digesting fungi, the potoroo is a fungi specialist.
With the discovery, and subsequent naming, of the Long-footed Potoroo Potorous longipes in 1980, it was thought that Victoria now had three endemic species of mammal, this potoroo, Leadbeater's Possum and the Smoky Mouse Pseudomys fumeus.
One such species was the Long-nosed Potoroo Potorous tridactylus, of which only one juvenile was detected in the diet, and this is the first record of the species ever detected in the Sooty Owl contemporary diet (e.
Smith JK and Coulson G (2012) A comparison of vertical and horizontal camera trap orientations for detection of potoroos and bandicoots.
The federal Environment Department believes the scavenger is responsible for the extinctions of types of bandicoot, potoroos, rat-kangaroos, wallabies, and bilbys - similar to the marsupial young Prince George recently came face to face with at Taronga Zoo in Sydney during the Royal tour of Australia.
Wombats, quolls, potoroos, little penguins, giant lobsters and pademelons all populate the pages of this eco-adventure with Brooklyn nature writers Margaret Mittelbach and Michael Crewdson, but it's the elusive, thought-to-be-extinct Tasmanian tiger (or thylacine) they track that is at the mysterious center of it all.
When I asked if we might catch a glimpse of a devil on Mount Paul, Virginia told me that they are usually quite reclusive, and that the main mammals they see on Mount Paul are wallabies (Bennetts and Rufous hare), possums (brushtail and ringtail), echidnas, wombats, quolls (Eastern and Spotted Tailed), devils, potoroos, pygmy possums and bettongs.
Digging and burrowing are common behaviours in many Australian mammals, for instance potoroid rat-kangaroos, such as bettongs and potoroos (Claridge and May 1994; Garkaklis et al.