Bettongs, Potoroos and the Musky Rat-Kangaroo (Australian Natural History Series) by Andrew Claridge (Repost)
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing | September 28, 2007 | ISBN: 0643093419 | Pages: 192 | PDF | 6.5 MB
Rat-kangaroos have not coped well with the impact of European settlement in Australia. Of the 11 species present in 1788, two are extinct, two are either mostly or totally restricted to offshore islands and the range of all other species has been much reduced. Habitat alienation, altered fire regimes, grazing, predation by introduced carnivores, competition from rabbits and timber harvesting have variously taken their toll on these little-seen animals.