> Bettongia tropica
Bettongia tropica (Northern Bettong)
The northern bettong (Bettongia tropica) is a small potoroid marsupial which is restricted to some areas of mixed open Eucalyptus woodlands and Allocasuarina forests bordering rainforests in far northeastern Queensland, Australia. This bettong is a solitary animal and is nocturnal. It spends the day in a well concealed nest constructed beneath either a grass tree within a clump of grass or from other litter collected at ground level. Nesting material is carried using their prehensile tail.
Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0)
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Unique & Vulnerable (100)
|Adult Weight  ||2.65 lbs (1.20 kg)|
|Female Maturity  ||10 months 1 day|
|Gestation  ||20 days|
|Litter Size  ||1|
|Weaning  ||5 months|
Institutions (Zoos, etc.)
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Endangered Status provided by IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2 <www.iucnredlist.org
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Attributes / relations provided by ♦ 1
de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits.
Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 ♦ 2Species Profile and Threats Database
, Australian Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities ♦ 3Species Interactions of Australia Database
, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19 ♦ 4
Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database
of the Natural History Museum, London
Protected Areas provided by Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation
. Science, 342, 803–805
Range map provided by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), Conservation International & NatureServe.