Wikipedia: Potoroo is a common name for species of Potorous, a genus of smaller marsupials. They are allied to the Macropodiformes, the suborder of kangaroo, wallaby, and other rat-kangaroo genera. All three extant species are threatened by ecological changes since the English colonisation of Australia, especially the long-footed Potorous longipes (Endangered) and P. gilbertii (Critically Endangered). The broad-faced P. platyops disappeared after its first description in the nineteenth century. The main threats are predation by introduced species (especially foxes) and habitat loss.
A third of the state's national parkland has been burnt by this season's 'unprecedented' bushfires, potentially pushing dozens of threatened species including the long-footed potoroo to extinction in the wild | @p_hannam https://t.co/YX5KPtMmJ7
— The Sydney Morning Herald (@smh) January 18, 2020
One of Australia’s lesser known marsupials – the potoroo!
They are much smaller relatives of kangaroos that primarily eat fungi pic.twitter.com/C76DYieZH1
— David Hamilton (@davidghamilton1) January 13, 2020
More than 40 percent of the Victorian habitats of the sooty owl, diamond python, long-footed potoroo, long-nosed bandicoot and brush-tailed rock-wallaby have already been wiped out. – Leaked report lays bare environmental devastation of Victorian fires – The Age
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