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Pig-footed Bandicoot
2007-07-16 16:19:43

The Pig-footed Bandicoot (Chaeropus ecaudatus), was small, mostly herbivorous bandicoot of the arid and semi-arid plains of inland Australia. It had a wide range of habitat, from grassy woodland to grassland plains into even desert-like plains. It was studied in the 19th century in much of Australia, and the last specimen was collected in 1901. Aboriginal people claim that the species survived...

2006-12-12 13:16:39

Bilbies are marsupial omnivores. They are members of the Peramelemorphia biological order and the largest of the bandicoots. Before European colonization of Australia there were two species. One became extinct in the 1950s. The other survives but remains endangered. The term bilby is a loan word from the Yuwaalaraay Aboriginal language of northern New South Wales, meaning long-nosed rat. It...

2006-12-12 13:11:00

A Bandicoot is any of about 20 species of small to medium-sized, land marsupial omnivores in the order Peramelemorphia. The other two species of peramelemorphs are the bilbies. Classification within the Peramelemorphia used to be simple. There were thought to be two families in the order. There are short-legged mostly herbivorous bandicoots, and the longer-legged nearly carnivorous bilbies....

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  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).