IUCN threat status:

Near Threatened (NT)


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Range Description

This species is endemic to Australia. There are two subspecies recognised:

Bettongia gaimardi gaimardi is presumed to be extinct. It was formerly distributed throughout much of the south-eastern Australian mainland, as far north as south-eastern Queensland, but disappeared around the 1920s.

B. g. cuniculus is widespread in eastern Tasmania from sea level up to 1,000 m (Maxwell et al. 1996).


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