Long-footed potoroo

Long-footed potoroo

Order : Diprotodontia
Family : Potoroidae
Species : Potorous longipes

 

Keywords: nocturnal , tail , brown

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

Countries
Australia
Some facts about the
Long-footed potoroo

Adult weight : 1.65 kg (3.63 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 15 years

Female maturity :755 days

Gestation : 38 days

Weaning : 161 days

Litter size : 1

Interval between litters : 151 days

Weight at weaning : 0.89 kg (1.958 lbs)

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

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.

to5lb The long footed potoroo is a marsupial

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 “rat kangaroos”. (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.

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