Australian Animal Archive

Broad-faced Potoroo.
Potprous platyops.
(plat'-ee-ops : "flat-looking potoroo")

Status : Extinct

Australian Broad-faced Potoroo - plat'-ee-ops

The Broad-faced Potoroo is the smallest of the potoroo species, whos body length was aproximately 24cm long and its tail was approximately 18cm long.

It had a fat-cheeks, giving it a broad-faced appearance and inhabited the semi-arid, woodland and grassland areas of southern Western Australia.

The Broad-faced Potoroo was first described in 1839 and has not been seen since 1875.

Nothing is known about its bilogy.

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