Brush-tailed Bettong – Woylie

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Details
Name:
Brush-tailed Bettong – Woylie
Scientific Name:
Bettongia penicillata
Reference Number:
LLT-648
Description

Order Diprotodontia; Family Potoroidae; Scientific name: Bettongia penicillata; Common name: Brush-tailed Bettong; Alternative common name: Woylie - Distribution in Australia: naturally persisting only in the Wheatbelt & South West Regions of Western Australia.  Once found in all mainland states except Queensland.  The last reported sightings outside Western Australia are from  the 1950s.  It has been recently successfully reintroduced to several locations in Western Australia, South Australia & New South Wales – Conservation status: classified as Critically Endangered on The IUCN Red List.  


Additional Details

Scientific Name: Bettongia penicillata
Reference Number: LLT-648
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