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Bettongia penicillata is a species of mammals in the family Potoroidae. They are listed as critically endangered by IUCN and in cites appendix i. They are native to Australia. They are nocturnal herbivores. Individuals are known to live for 72 months. Reproduction is viviparous. They rely on saltation to move around.

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  • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/CITES_I
  • Definition: Appendix I lists species that are the most endangered among CITES-listed animals and plants. They are threatened with extinction and CITES prohibits international trade in specimens of these species except when the purpose of the import is not commercial, for instance for scientific research. In these exceptional cases, trade may take place provided it is authorized by the granting of both an import permit and an export permit (or re-export certificate). Article VII of the Convention provides for a number of exemptions to this general prohibition.
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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NBO_0000370
  • Definition: (Bipedal jumping.) Behavior related to the upward thrust produced by the rapid, simultaneous extension of the hind legs with the intend to rise in the air
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Bettongia penicillata Gray 1837. View this species on GBIF