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By Andrew Claridge,John H. Seebeck,Randy Rose,John Seebeck

Rat-kangaroos haven't coped good with the influence of ecu cost in Australia. Of the eleven species found in 1788, are extinct, are both typically or absolutely constrained to offshore islands and the variety of all different species has been a lot decreased. Habitat alienation, altered hearth regimes, grazing, predation by way of brought carnivores, pageant from rabbits and trees harvesting have variously taken their toll on those little-seen animals.
The rat-kangaroo was once one of many first Australian marsupials to be visible alive in Europe. gathered with reference to the payment at Sydney Cove, a couple of them have been exhibited in London in 1789. those animals have been known as through the neighborhood Aboriginal humans 'Pot-o-roo', and via the ecu settlers, 'Kangooroo rat'. They have been the Long-nosed Potoroo, Potorous tridactylus, the 1st of what we now name 'Rat-kangaroos' to be discovered.
Bettongs, Potoroos and the Musky Rat-kangaroo offers a unprecedented glimpse into the secretive lives of those strange marsupials. It additionally finds little-known proof concerning the severe sensible position those creatures play in protecting the wooded area and forest habitats within which they live.
Winner of the 2008 Whitley Award for typical History.

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