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Australia's Endangered Bettong Reveals How Weather Effects Species Distribution
2011-10-06 11:02:35

Australian scientists studying the reliability of species distribution models for revealing the response of animals to climate change have focused their research on the endangered marsupial, the Northern Bettong.


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2008-04-29 00:36:36

The Eastern Bettong (Bettongia gaimardi), also known as the Southern Bettong and Tasmanian Bettong, is a bettong whose natural range includes south-eastern Australia and the eastern part of Tasmania. Following the introduction of the Red Fox, it became extinct on mainland Australia around 1890. This bettong's habitat is open woodlands at altitudes between sea-level and 3280 feet. (The highest point on Tasmania is at 5305 feet.) The Eastern Bettong is a nocturnal animal. During the day it...

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2008-04-29 00:32:46

The Long-nosed Potoroo (Potorous tridactylus), is a species of Australian potoroo. The Long-nosed Potoroo occurs across 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. It has a patchy distribution...

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