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The shy and elusive long-footed potoroo is one of the rarest marsupial mammals in Australia. Potoroos are essentially small kangaroos…
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In the words of Charles Darwin, who dragged a fleeing specimen from its refuge, the long-nosed potoroo “is an animal, as big as a rabbit…
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Information on the Gilbert’s potoroo is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.…
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The burrowing bettong is a marsupial and the only burrowing member of the kangaroo family though, as its other common name, the Lesueur’s…
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Information on the desert rat kangaroo is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.…
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The Tasmanian bettong (Bettongia gaimardi) is a small, compact marsupial which resembles a slender, delicate kangaroo in appearance. Its…
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As its name suggests, the most distinctive feature of the highly threatened brush-tailed bettong (Bettongia penicillata) is the black crest…
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While this small, compact marsupial belongs to the kangaroo family, at first glance it appears similar to a rat, as its alternative common…
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The colouration of the shy, wary black-footed rock-wallaby (Petrogale lateralis) helps it to blend in with the background of…
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Thought to be extinct after disastrous fires in 1939, Leadbeater’s possum (Gymnobelideus leadbeateri) was only rediscovered in 1961 in…
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Rory's pseudantechinus – a carnivorous marsupial endemic to Australia.
Like other pipefish, the long-nosed pipefish does not have scales, but is encased in a series of bony rings.
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The hungry orca
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