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Australian Bettongs, Potoroos



Bettongs and Potoroos

Rufous bettong
(Aepyprymnus rufescens)
Rufous bettong
The Rufous Bettong is a small marsupial (rat-kangaroo) with silvery grey and ginger fur, with a lighter coloured almost hairless tail. They have pointed ears, a hairy muzzle, pale red fur round the eyes. These bettongs are nocturnal and spend most... Click to continue>
Brush-tailed Bettong
(Bettongia penicillata)
Brush-tailed Bettong
The Brush-tailed Bettong is a small marsupial in the kangaroo family. The body is greyish brown above and paler below. It has a long tail with black crest along the end half. The underside of the tail is light brown. They build a small nest from... Click to continue>
Tasmanian Bettong
(Bettongia gaimardi)
Tasmanian Bettong
The Tasmanian Bettong is brownish grey above with whitish underside. Click to continue>
Musky Rat Kangaroo
(Hypsiprymnodon moschatus)
Musky Rat Kangaroo
The Musky Rat Kangaroo is the smallest member of the kangaroo family (macropod). It is a small marsupial that looks like a miniature kangaroo. The fur is rich brown fur with some darker hairs. The head is grey brown and the tail is dark brown and... Click to continue>
Long-nosed Potoroo
(Potorous tridactylus)
Long-nosed Potoroo
The Long-nosed Potoroo is grey-brown above with whitish underside. In Queensland populations the nose is quite short but is longer in populations further south. There is a bare patch of skin around the nose. It hops like a kangaroo with front legs... Click to continue>


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