General Description

Uniform brown-grey fur on back, slightly paler on belly. Long pointed nose. Weighs approximately 1 kg and tail is up to about 25 cm long.


Most common in Tasmania, the Long-nosed Potoroo is solitary and nocturnal. It mostly feeds on plant material (fungi and tubers) and invertebrates, much of which it digs for.


Southeast coast, distributed in patches from Gladstone to the Victoria/South Australia border. Populations also found in: the Grampians, Victoria; King and Flinders Islands; northern and eastern Tasmania.


Heath, forest and woodlands with thick understorey and high average rainfall.

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