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bettong

(bɛˈtɒŋ)
n
(Animals) a species of rat kangaroo of Australia having a short nose
[C19: from a native Australian language]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bettong - short-nosed rat kangaroobettong - short-nosed rat kangaroo    
rat kangaroo, kangaroo rat - any of several rabbit-sized ratlike Australian kangaroos
Bettongia, genus Bettongia - jerboa kangaroo
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Similarly, the Red Fox may have eliminated the Rufous-bellied Pademelon, Southern Bettong and Eastern Barred Bandicoot, as evidenced by their presence in Tasmania, which has no foxes.
The sculpture, titled Stopping to Smell the Flowers, by artist Jimmy Rix has been permanently installed in the new recreational park on Bettong Avenue, Throsby.
While the northern bettong are used to be found along the coast of Queensland from Rockhampton to Cairns, now only small and isolated populations of them are found in North Queensland.
My first woylie--a critically endangered marsupial otherwise known as a brush-tailed bettong. And there's another.
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.
Species identified include: Red kangaroo, common wallaroo, bandicoot, possum, pygmy possum, echidna, bettong, native mouse, rat, gekko, skink, small bird and fish (Table 2), with bone recovered from nearly every spit (Figure 8).
You can't go far without a close encounter with a wallaby, wombat, possum, bandicoot, bettong, pademelon, eastern quoll, duck-bill platypus, echidna and not forgetting the elusive Tasmanian Devil.
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).
At the time of European settlement, woylies were the most common bettong species in Australia, with a distribution that covered most of the mainland south of the tropics (Troughton 1957; Finlayson 1958; Burbidge et al.
At least five other regionally-extinct mammals will be introduced to the Pilliga State Conservation Area and National Park in the next few years, including the bridled nail-tail wallaby, the brush-tailed bettong, the western barred bandicoot, the plains mouse and the western quoll.
Other medium-sized native species such as Tasmanian Bettong Bettongia gaimardi, Eastern Quoll Dasyurus viverrinus and Spot-tailed Quoll Dasyurus maculatus have also historically been recorded in the Dandenong Valley (Wallis 1994).
Up to 11 species will be part of the reconstruction including boodies (burrowing bettong), mala (rufous hare wallaby) and chuditch (western quoll).