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Bettongs, potoroos and the musky rat-kangaroo

Andrew W. Claridge

Bettongs, potoroos and the musky rat-kangaroo

by Andrew W. Claridge

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Published by CSIRO Publishing in Melbourne .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Bettongs.,
  • Potoroos.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementAndrew Claridge, John Seebeck, Randy Rose.
    SeriesAustralian natural history series
    ContributionsSeebeck, John H., Rose, Randy.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQL737.M386 C57 2007
    The Physical Object
    Pagination182 p. :
    Number of Pages182
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18513457M
    ISBN 109780643093416
    LC Control Number2007701556

    MUSKY RAT KANGAROO FACTS: Description 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 .   Lee "Bettongs, Potoroos and the Musky Rat-kangaroo" por disponible en Rakuten Kobo. Rat-kangaroos have not coped well with the impact of European settlement in Australia. Of the 11 species present in

    Timothy J. Portas, in Fowler's Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine Current Therapy, Volume 9, Introduction. Potoroids (bettongs and potoroos) are small (weight range, – g), largely nocturnal, and principally mycophagous marsupials within the Family Potoroidae (Superfamily: Macropodoidea).There are eight extant species in Australia (Table ), with a further three species . The musky rat kangaroo is dark brown and is the smallest rat kangaroo species, measuring only 40 to 50 cm ( to inches) long, including the tail. Adults weigh up to grams ( pounds). Unlike its relatives, the musky rat kangaroo is mainly active during the day. It does not hop but scurries on all fours.

    The species in this family are herbivores. Most species eat fungi and tubers. Some species may also eat insects. Species in this family include the rufous bettong, the burrowing bettong, the Tasmanian bettong, the musky rat kangaroo, the long-footed potoroo, and the long-nosed potoroo. - . This includes other species of rat-kangaroo, pademelons, bettongs, wallaroos and wallabies. The musky rat-kangaroo is the smalles of all members of the kangaroo family. Asked in Kangaroos.


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Bettongs, potoroos and the musky rat-kangaroo by Andrew W. Claridge Download PDF EPUB FB2

"Bettongs, Potoroos and the Musky Rat-kangaroo does an excellent job at tying all the research of the different species together Bettongs one volume. Overall the presentation of the maps, figures, and photos is excellent." (Stephen M. Jackson, Journal of Mammalian Evolution).

Bettongs, Potoroos and the Musky Bettongs provides an extraordinary glimpse into the secretive lives of these unusual marsupials. It also reveals little-known facts about the critical functional role these creatures play in maintaining the forest and woodland habitats in which they by: Habitat alienation, altered fire regimes, grazing, predation by introduced carnivores, competition from rabbits and timber harvesting have all taken their toll on these little seen animals.

"Bettongs, Potoroos and the Musky Rat-kangaroo" provides an extraordinary glimpse into the secretive lives of these unusual marsupials. Contents. They were the Long-nosed Potoroo, Potorous tridactylus, the first of what we now call 'Rat-kangaroos' to be discovered.

Bettongs, Potoroos and the Musky Rat-kangaroo. Bettongs, Potoroos and the Musky Rat-kangaroo provides an extraordinary glimpse into the secretive lives of these unusual marsupials. It also reveals little-known facts about the critical functional role these creatures play in maintaining the forest and woodland habitats in which they by: They were the Long-nosed Potoroo, Potorous tridactylus, the first of what we now call 'Rat-kangaroos' to be discovered.

Bettongs, Potoroos and the Musky Rat-kangaroo provides an extraordinary glimpse into the secretive lives of these unusual by: Bettongs, Potoroos and the Musky Rat-Kangaroo Andrew Claridge, John Seebeck, Randy Rose The rat-kangaroo was one of the first Australian marsupials to be seen alive in Europe.

Collected close to the settlement at Sydney Cove, a pair of them were exhibited in London in Bettongs, Rat-kangaroos and Potoroos provides an extraordinary. Bettongs, Potoroos and the Musky Rat‐Kangaroo Article (PDF Available) in The Quarterly Review of Biology 83(4) December with 57 Reads How we measure 'reads'.

Also known as rat-kangaroos, this group of foregut-fermenting marsupials includes bettongs (Bettongia spp.), potoroos (Potorous spp.) and the musky rat-kangaroo (Hypsiprymnodon moschatus) which is. Modern kangaroos have lost all these traits, though the bettongs and potoroos — relatives of the musky rat-kangaroo, have also retained their prehensile tails.

The musky rat-kangaroo is restricted to tropical rainforests but can occur from sea-level to m. Bettongs, Potoroos and the Musky Rat-kangaroo by Andrew Claridge.

Rat-kangaroos have not coped well with the impact of European settlement in Australia. Of the 11 species present intwo are extinct, two are either mostly or totally restricted to offshore islands and the range of all other species has been much reduced. The species in this family are herbivores. Most species eat fungi and tubers.

Some species may also eat insects. Species in this family include the rufous bettong, the burrowing bettong, the Tasmanian bettong, the musky rat kangaroo, the long-footed potoroo, and the long-nosed potoroo.

The University of Chicago Press. Books Division. Chicago Distribution Center. Bettong, species of the genus Bettongia, are potoroine marsupials once common in Australia. They are important ecological engineers displaced during the colonisation of the continent, and vulnerable to the threatening factors such as altered fire regimes, land clearing, pastoralism and the introduced predatory species such as the fox and : Mammalia.

Bettongs, Potoroos and the Musky Rat-kangaroo provides an extraordinary glimpse into the secretive lives of these unusual marsupials. It also reveals little-known facts about the critical functional role these creatures play in maintaining the forest and woodland habitats in which they live.

Winner of the Whitley Award for Natural : John H. Seebeck. The musky rat-kangaroo (Hypsiprymnodon moschatus) is a small marsupial found only in the rainforests of northeast described in the later nineteenth century, the only other species are known from fossil specimens. They are similar in appearance to potoroos and bettongs, but are not as closely omnivorous diet is known to include materials such as fruit and fungi, as Family: Hypsiprymnodontidae.

Bettongs, Potoroos and the Musky Rat-kangaroo provides an extraordinary glimpse into the secretive lives of these unusual marsupials.

It also reveals little-known facts about the critical functional role these creatures play in maintaining the forest and woodland habitats in which they : CSIRO PUBLISHING. Get this from a library. Bettongs, potoroos, and the musky rat-kangaroo. [Andrew W Claridge; John H Seebeck; Randy Rose] -- Provides an extraordinary glimpse into the serective lives of.

Get this from a library. Bettongs, potoroos, and the musky rat-kangaroo. [Andrew Claridge; John Seebeck; Randy Rose] -- The rat-kangaroo was one of the first Australian marsupials to be seen alive in Europe. These animals were called by the local Aboriginal people 'Pot-o-roo', and by the European settlers, 'Kangooroo.

Kangaroos and their relatives (family Macropodidae) are divided into the subfamilies Macropodinae (kangaroos, wallabies, pademelons) and Potoroinae (rat-kangaroos, potoroos, bettongs). The musky rat-kangaroo, Hypsiprymnodon moschatus, is traditionally allied with other potoroines, based primarily on the basis of osteological characters and Cited by:.

Bettongs, Potoroos and the Musky rat-kangaroo. By A Claridge, J Seebeck and RW Rose. Abstract. Rat-kangaroos have not coped well with the impact of European settlement in Australia.

Of the 11 species present intwo are extinct, two are either mostly or totally restricted to offshore islands and the range of all other species has been Author: A Claridge, J Seebeck and RW Rose.Bettongs move about with low, springy hops and are also known as rat kangaroos. These small, nocturnal marsupials are endemic to Australia and were once widespread throughout the country.

Burrowing Bettong. Photo Kate Taylor. They're in the same family as potoroos and the now extinct Desert Rat-kangaroo. There are five bettong species.Australian Bettongs, Potoroos: FAMILY: Bettongs and Potoroos.

Rufous bettong (Aepyprymnus rufescens) 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.