long-nosed potoroo (Potorous tridactylus)
Description Long-nosed Potoroo (Potorous tridactylus). At Cleland Wildlife Park, South Australia
Date June 2008
Author Peripitus https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Peripitus
The long-nosed potoroo (Potorous tridactylus) is a species of Australian potoroo. These small marsupials are part of the rat-kangaroo family. The long-nosed potoroo contains two subspecies, P. t. tridactylus from Mainland Australia, and P. t. apicalis from Tasmania. At first glance, the long-nosed potoroo with its pointed nose and grey-brown fur looks very much like a bandicoot — that is, until it hops away with its front feet tucked into its chest, revealing its close relationship with the kangaroo family. Order: Diprotodontia, Family: Potoroidae, Genus: Potorous, Species: Potorous tridactylus (Kerr, 1792).
Potorous tridactylus tridactylus
Potorous tridactylus apicalis