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Bettongia tropica (Northern Bettong)

Wikipedia Abstract

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 tree within a clump of grass or from other litter collected at ground level. Nesting material is carried using its prehensile tail.
View Wikipedia Record: Bettongia tropica

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Bettongia tropica

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 9.04
EDGE Score: 4.39


Adult Weight [1]  2.65 lbs (1.20 kg)
Female Maturity [1]  10 months 1 day
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  10 %
Diet - Plants [2]  80 %
Diet - Seeds [2]  10 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Gestation [1]  20 days
Litter Size [1]  1
Nocturnal [2]  Yes
Weaning [1]  5 months

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Mount Lewis National Park II 68053 Queensland, Australia  
Mount Zero-Taravale Nature Refuge 149024 Queensland, Australia      
Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Site 2210160 Queensland, Australia    

Prey / Diet

Alloteropsis semialata[3]


Parasitized by 
Paraustrostrongylus bettongia <Unverified Name>[4]
Potorostrongylus tropicus <Unverified Name>[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
David Fleay Wildlife Park

Range Map




Attributes / relations provided by
1de 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
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Species Profile and Threats Database, Australian Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
4Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
5Gibson, 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
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