2005. Propleopus is an extinct genus of marsupials.Three species are known: P. chillagoensis from the Plio-Pleistocene, and P. oscillans and P. wellingtonensis from the Pleistocene.In contrast to most other kangaroos, and similar to its small extant relative, the musky rat-kangaroo, it was probably omnivorous. Musky rat-kangaroo is the smallest and, morphologically the most primitive, member of the kangaroo family. Potoroidae is a family of marsupials, small Australian animals known as bettongs, potoroos, and rat-kangaroos. The species represents the earliest evolutionary stage, being a link between ancestral arboreal opossum and macropods. Mammal Species of the World: a taxonomic and geographic reference. Like the northern pike and other aggressive pikes, the body plan is typical of ambush predators with an elongated body, flat head, and dorsal, pelvic, and anal fins set far back on the body. The musky rat-kangaroo (Hypsiprymnodon moschatus) is a marsupial species found in the rainforests of northeast Australia. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 1: 34. They are similar in appearance to potoroos and bettongs, but are not as closely related. It is the most endangered mammal and marsupial in the whole of Australia. This animal is one of the few truly diurnal kangaroo species in Australia. Potoroidae. Family Hypsiprymnodontidae: (musky rat-kangaroo) Subfamily Hypsiprymnodontinae. Wilson, D.E. Gilbert's potoroo (Potorous gilbertii) is an Australian marsupial, sometimes called a rat-kangaroo.It has a pointed face and it is about the size of a rabbit. "Description of a new genus and species of rat-kangaroo, allied to the genus Hypsiprymnus, proposed to be called Hypsiprymnodon moschatus." Muskellunge closely resemble other esocids such as the northern pike and American pickerel in both appearance and behavior. Hypsiprymnodon Temporal range: Oligocene–Recent The entire wiki with photo and video galleries for each article. & Reeder, D.M. First described in the later 19th century, the only other species are known from fossil specimens. 3rd edition. The kangaroo is a marsupial from the family Macropodidae (macropods, meaning "large foot"). Once thought to be extinct, it is listed as being critically endangered. Musky rat-kangaroo, Hypsiprymnodon moschatus †Hypsiprymnodon bartholomaii †Hypsiprymnodon philcreaseri †Hypsiprymnodon dennisi †Hypsiprymnodon karenblackae; Subfamily †Propleopinae. (eds.) Although some scientists place this species as a subfamily (Hypsiprymnodontinae) of the family Potoroidae, the most recent classification places it in the family Hypsiprymnodontidae with prehistoric rat-kangaroos. WikiVisually WikiVisually People Places History Art Science advertisement WikiVisually Top Lists Celebrities Cities of the World History by Country Wars and Battles Supercars Rare Coins World Banknotes (Redirected from Rat-Kangaroo. All are rabbit-sized, brown, jumping marsupials and resemble a large rodent or a very small wallaby. The musky rat-kangaroo is a small marsupial found only in the rainforests of northeastern Australia. Hypsiprymnodon is a genus of macropods, The sole extant species is Hypsiprymnodon moschatus, the musky rat-kangaroo, The genus includes several fossil species. In common use the term is used to describe the largest species from this family, the red kangaroo, as well as the antilopine kangaroo, eastern grey kangaroo, and western grey kangaroo. The Hypsiprymnodontidae / ˌ h ɪ p s ɪ ˌ p r ɪ m n oʊ d ɒ n ˈ t aɪ d iː / are a family of macropods, one of two families containing animals commonly referred to as rat-kangaroos.The single known extant genus and species in this family, the musky rat-kangaroo, Hypsiprymnodon moschatus, occurs in northern Australia.During the Pleistocene, this family included the megafauna genus Propleopus. Kangaroos are indigenous to Australia and New Guinea.The Australian government estimates that 34.3 million … Potoroo is a common name for species of Potorous, a genus of smaller marsupials.They are allied to the Macropodiformes, the suborder of kangaroo, wallaby, and other rat-kangaroo genera.All three extant species are threatened by ecological changes since the colonisation of Australia, especially the long-footed Potorous longipes and P. gilbertii (Critically Endangered). Genus Hypsiprymnodon.