from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A kangaroo-rat; any species of Hypsiprymnus. See cut under kangaroo-rat.


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  • These include four species of ringtail possum (Petauridae), Australia's only two tree-kangaroo species Dendrolagus lumholtzi and D. bennettianus, and the musky rat-kangaroo Hypsiprymnodon moschatus, which is the smallest and in many respects the most primitive of the macropods.

    Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Site, Australia

  • Amongst the ashes many bones could be seen, particularly the lower maxillary of some species of rat-kangaroo.

    Spinifex and Sand


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