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Musky Rat-kangaroo
Hypsiprymnodon moschatus

These are the smallest of the kangaroo family and look rather like large rats (hence the name). They occur in a small area of northern Queensland and can be quite common in that area. Unusually for macropods, they have five digits and one on each hand is opposable. They are active through the day, which is not so common in smaller mammals and spend the night in rough nests.

Musky Rat-kangaroo

1: Cassowary House, Kuranda, Qld, 15/10/2011.