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A small termite-eating Australian marsupial with a black-and-white striped back and a bushy tail.Also called banded anteater
- ‘The winery has a wetland centre in South Australia where it is also intended to release brush-tailed bettong and numbats later in the year.’
- ‘When we started, people didn't know what bilbies and boodies and bettons and numbats were, and now they do.’
- ‘In the Southwestern Australian scrubland, a host of strange - sounding animals could face extinction, including numbats and the squelching froglet.’
- ‘I mean, we have an enormous wealth of reptiles, the richest in the world, our insects are amazing, our marsupials, our numbats and our bandicoots and our bilbies - how many people have seen a bilby or know what a bilby is?’
- ‘As is true of other dasyuromorphs, numbats are not syndactylous.’
Early 20th century: from Nyungar.
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