Bettong

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Bettongs[1]
Eastern bettong
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Infraclass:Marsupialia
Order:Diprotodontia
Family:Potoroidae
Subfamily:Potoroinae
Genus:Bettongia
Gray, 1837
Type species
Bettongia setosa
Gray, 1837
Species
 
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Bettongs[1]
Eastern bettong
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Infraclass:Marsupialia
Order:Diprotodontia
Family:Potoroidae
Subfamily:Potoroinae
Genus:Bettongia
Gray, 1837
Type species
Bettongia setosa
Gray, 1837
Species

The bettongs are species of the genus Bettongia, sometimes referred to as rat-kangaroos. Five species are recognised:[1]

The rufous rat-kangaroo (Aepyprymnus rufescens) is sometimes referred to as a bettong (rufous bettong), but this is not strictly correct.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Groves, C. P. (2005). Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M, eds. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 57–58. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. 
  2. ^ Flannery, T.F. and Archer, M, 1987. Bettongia moyesi, a new and plesiomorphic kangaroo (Marsupialia: Potoridae) from Miocene sediments of northwestern Queensland. ‘Possums and Opossums: Studies in Evolution’, Pp.759–67. ed. M. Archer. Surrey Beatty & Sons and the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, Sydney pdf