Long-nosed Potoroo (species: Potorous tridactylus) in Mebbin NP (Gaia Guide)
Potorous tridactylus
Long-nosed Potoroo

©Leo: Long-nosed Potoroo (Potorous tridactylus)

©Christoph Lorse: Long-nosed Potoroo (Potorous tridactylus)

©Philip Bouchard: Long-nosed Potoroo (Potorous tridactylus)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Diprotodontia
Family Potoroidae
Genus Potorous
Species Potorous tridactylus
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 38 cm (Body length)
  • Up to 24 cm (Tail length)



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution: Long-nosed Potoroo (Potorous tridactylus)

Distribution and habitat preferences

The long-nosed potoroo is found in a variety of macrohabitats located in Southern Highlands of New South Wales and South-Western Victoria in Australia and in Tasmania.

It prefers a range of vegetation types from subtropical and warm temperate rainforest through tall open forest with dense understorey to dense coastal heaths. Its main requirement is thick groundcover, which it needs for protection and nesting material. It also prefers light soils that are easy to dig in for the underground roots and fungi that it eats. (Wikipedia)

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