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Scientific Name: 
Potorous tridactylus
Phylum: 
Chordata
Species class: 
Mammalia
Order: 
Diprotodontia
Family: 
Potoroidae
Genus: 
Potorous
Species: 
tridactylus
Status: 
Least Concern
Population Trend: 
Decreasing

Photo by Gary Ramage.

Potoroos belong to the same group as kangaroos and wallabies called Macropods. At night this potoroo snuffles in the debris of the forest floor searching for insects, roots and fungi. Fungi are an important part of their diet and potoroos help spread fungal spores through the forest.
Long-nosed Potoroos live in coastal heath and forest; they rarely venture far from cover. They become more vulnerable as areas of dense undergrowth are cleared.

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Source: 
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Year assessed: 
2008