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Bettongia gaimardi

Southern Bettong at Gungahlin, ACT

Bettongia gaimardi at Gungahlin, ACT - 7 Sep 2016
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Identification history

Bettongia gaimardi 8 Sep 2016 MichaelMulvaney
Bettongia gaimardi 7 Sep 2016 JasonC

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2 comments

roymcd wrote:
   8 Sep 2016
Cute!
   8 Sep 2016
Bettongia gaimardi, Eastern Bettong (not Southern Bettong) is a macropod (Family Potoroinae) and should be in the 'Kangaroos and wallabies' group not the 'small marsupials' group. Technically it is too heavy to be classified as a 'small mammal'. This species is present in the Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary, in wildlife enclosures at Tidbinbilla and trial releases will be attempted elsewhere, starting with Lower Cotter Catchment.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 7 Sep 2016 08:54 PM Recorded on
  • JasonC Recorded by
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