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A small, nocturnal rat kangaroo with long hind limbs and typically a hopping gait, native to Australia and Tasmania.
- ‘Thousands of rare Australian animals, such as endangered numbats and long-nosed potoroos, face a precarious future as a company set up to ensure their survival faces extinction itself.’
- ‘It seems likely that either the cessation of Aboriginal burning - done to attract game species and clear the land - or the arrival of cats caused the extinction of the broad-faced potoroo.’
- ‘Tasmanian National Parks and Wildlife Service concerns have seen the band move from using wallaby and potoroo skins to feral goat hide.’
- ‘At the other end of the scale from the six large types mentioned above are the rat/rabbit-sized bettongs, potoroos and rat-kangaroos.’
- ‘From this perspective, the potoroo's re-discovery could be seen, and presented, as evidence of sound scientific management of the landscape, albeit for a different target species.’
Late 18th century: probably from Dharuk badaru.
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