rat kangaroo(redirected from Potoroidae)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to Potoroidae: Dasypodidae
Any of various small marsupials of the suborder Macropodiformes and especially of the family Potoroidae of New Guinea, Australia, and adjacent islands, resembling large rodents.
(Animals) any of several ratlike kangaroos of the genera Bettongia, Potorous, Aepyprymnus, etc, found on the Australian mainland and in Tasmania
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||rat kangaroo - any of several rabbit-sized ratlike Australian kangaroos|
kangaroo - any of several herbivorous leaping marsupials of Australia and New Guinea having large powerful hind legs and a long thick tail
potoroo - Australian rat kangaroos
bettong - short-nosed rat kangaroo