Order : Diprotodontia
Family : Potoroidae
Species : Potorous longipes
The Long-footed potoroo is listed as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Facts about the long-footed potoroo
The rare Long-footed Potoroo (Potorous longipes), is found only in the forests of east Gippsland and south-eastern New South Wales.
The rare Long-footed Potoroo (Potorous longipes), is found only in the forests of east Gippsland and south-eastern New South Wales. (Full text)
Australia 2002); Long-footed Potoroo #3 (72 Kb JPEG) (Museum Victoria) The long-footed potoroo is one of a group of marsupial (Full text)
The long-footed potoroo is quite flexible about its habitat; the only necessities appear to be an open forest where food can be easily found and a gully with thick vegetation. (Full text)
The long-footed potoroo is classed as endangered and is one of the rarest mammals in Australia, found only in Victoria and the south-east region of NSW.
The Long-footed Potoroo is about the size of a rabbit, covered in dense, soft grey-brown fur which is paler on the stomach and feet.
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East Gippsland conservationist Jill Redwood says the long footed potoroo is living in forest which has been earmarked for logging this year.
But the long-footed potoroo is the ultimate epicurean. (Full text)
The Long-Footed PotorooLong-footed potoroos are also known as â€œrat kangaroosâ€. (Full text)
Usually solitary animals, Long-footed Potoroos are nocturnal, feeding at night and sleeping in the nest during the day.
The primary requirements of Long-footed Potoroos are a diverse and abundant supply of hypogeal fungal sporocarps throughout the year and dense cover to provide shelter and protection from predators (Saxon et al.More animals beginning with L