Brush-tailed bettong

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Brush-tailed bettong

Order : Diprotodontia
Family : Potoroidae
Species : Bettongia penicillata


Keywords: nocturnal , red , tail

The Brush-tailed bettong, brush-tailed rat kangaroo, woylie is listed as Conservation Dependent (LR/cd), the focus of a continuing taxon-specific or habitat-specific conservation programme targeted towards the taxon in question, the cessation of which would result in the taxon qualifying for one of the threatened categories below within a period of five years, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Some facts about the

Adult weight : 1.5 kg (3.3 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 19 years

Female maturity :180 days

Gestation : 18 days

Weaning : 150 days

Litter size : 1

Interval between litters : 102 days

Weight at weaning : 0.5 kg (1.1 lbs)

Basal metabolic rate : 3 W

Body mass : 1.018 kg (2.2396 lbs)

Temperature : 36.85 °C (98.33 °F)

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Facts about the brush-tailed bettong

) The brush-tailed bettong is a marsupial that once inhabited more than 60% of the Australian mainland but now occurs only on less than 1%. (Full text)

The Brush-tailed Bettong is a member of the Potoroidae family and is often called the ‘Brush-tailed Rat-Kangaroo’ or ‘Woylie’.

The Brush-tailed Bettong is a [CITIES-listed Endangered Species]

Description The Brush Tailed Bettong is a small marsupial living in Australia.

The Brush-tailed Bettong The Brush-tailed Bettong is a small mammal, about (10-17 inches) in length, and tail is about (9-13 inches). (Full text)

The Brush-tailed Bettong is listed as Rare in South Australia.

The Brush-tailed Bettong is a small ground dwelling marsupial that was extremely common throughout South Australia at the time of European settlement.

Brush-tailed Bettong is potentially available in five (5) land systems in Cathedral Cave’s catchment and in six (6) land systems in Kenniff Cave’s catchment (Tables X.

Co-ordinator of the program Calperum's Senior Ecologist Sonia Dominelli says the brush-tailed bettong is now vulnerable in South Australia and the plains mouse is a rare rodent. (Full text)

"The brush-tailed bettong is resilient, adapted to a range of habitats, and because of the conservation work done in Western Australia, is relatively common in that state.

The brush-tailed bettongs are considered at risk in the wild.

At these sites, Brush-tailed Bettongs are being used to demonstrate the effectiveness of intensive introduced predator/competitor management.

Threats to Survival Brush-tailed Bettongs are an endangered species, on the edge of extinction.

Hence Brush-tailed Bettongs are expected as a major contributor to the Cathedral Cave archaeological fauna assemblage if this strategy influenced the archaeological fauna assemblage formation.

In the smaller macropods, the Rufous and Brush-tailed Bettongs are as popular as ever, as are the Long-nosed Potoroos. (Full text)

Brush-tailed Bettongs are from Australia.

Hence Brush-tailed Bettongs are expected as a major contributor to the Cathedral Cave archaeological fauna assemblage if prehistoric Aboriginal people employed strategy 3. (Full text)

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