By Andrew Claridge,John H. Seebeck,Randy Rose,John Seebeck
The rat-kangaroo used to be one of many first Australian marsupials to be obvious alive in Europe. accrued on the subject of the cost at Sydney Cove, a couple of them have been exhibited in London in 1789. those animals have been referred to as via the neighborhood Aboriginal humans 'Pot-o-roo', and through 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 rare glimpse into the secretive lives of those strange marsupials. It additionally finds little-known proof concerning the severe useful position those creatures play in retaining the wooded area and forest habitats within which they live.
Winner of the 2008 Whitley Award for ordinary History.
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Bettongs, Potoroos and the Musky Rat-kangaroo (Australian Natural History) by Andrew Claridge,John H. Seebeck,Randy Rose,John Seebeck