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Noun1.Potorous - potoroosPotorous - potoroos        
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
potoroo - Australian rat kangaroos
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chondrophila has been isolated from aborted cattle fetuses in the United States (11), and was detected in a potoroo (Potorous spp.), a threatened marsupial native to Australia (12).
Not only are the genre of the inscription and the type of object unparalleled in the Hieroglyphic Luwian corpus, but the casts of the eight sides of the prism turned up in a box at the British Museum labeled "Potoroo skull Tasmanian rat-kangaroo Potorous Tridactylus"!
It is surrounded by a predator-barrier fence and contains a variety of mammals including the eastern barred bandicoot, southern brown bandicoot Isoodon obesulus, long-nosed potoroo Potorous tridactylus, rufous bettong Aepyprymnus rufescens, Tasmanian pademelon, eastern grey kangaroo, swamp wallaby Wallabia bicolor, common brushtail possum Trichosurus vulpecula and eastern quoll Dasyurus viverrinus.
While five medium-sized mammals were recorded, those not identified were the water rat (Hydromys chrysogaster), Southern Brown Bandicoot (Isoodon obesulus), Eastern Barred Bandicoot (Perameles gunnii), Tasmanian Bettong (Bettongia gaimardi), Long-nosed Potoroo (Potorous tridactylus), and the Spotted-tailed Quoll (Dasyurus maculatus).