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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).
In contrast, potoroos, bettongs and other "rat kangaroos" have an enlarged stomach, full of the necessary bacteria.
Stead-Richardson E, Bradshaw D, Friend T and Fletcher T (2010) Monitoring reproduction in the critically endangered marsupial, Gilbert's potoroo (Potorous gilbertii): Preliminary analysis of faecal oestradiol-17 beta, cortisol and progestagens.
Seebeck (1995) estimated the number of mammal species recorded pre-1854 to be 33, bearing in mind that some records of animals such as the bettongs, potoroos, flying-foxes and rats could not be assigned to a particular species.
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.
The Aboriginal names koala, wombat, bettong, potoroo, wallaby, wallaroo, pademelon and dingo are from the Sydney district and were recorded soon after settlement by Europeans in 1788 (Ramson 1988).
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.