Woylie vs Bettong - What's the difference?

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Woylie is a see also of bettong.


As nouns the difference between woylie and bettong

is that woylie is (australia) a species of bettong, bettongia penicillata while bettong is any marsupial of the genus bettongia, closely related to kangaroos.

woylie

English

(wikipedia woylie)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (Australia) A species of bettong, Bettongia penicillata .
  • * 1996 , Rees Barrett, Peter Dent, Place, Patter and Process , page 89,
  • Woylies are sometimes referred to as brush-tailed rat kangaroos. This alternative name is an apt description of these small marsupials.
  • * 2007 , , Issues 6559-6566, page 27,
  • It's a whodunit involving the woylie , the marsupial poster-child for recovery programs involving endangered animals.
  • * 2009 , , Silent Country: Travels Through a Recovering Landscape'', Robyn Davidson (editor), ''The Best Australian Essays 2009 , page 16,
  • ‘Like a woylie ,’ said John Dell, ‘Closely related.’
    Ah. Of course. Even I'd heard of the woylie . But like most of my countrymen, I couldn't have described one for love nor money.
    The woylie' belongs to the great treasury of marsupials that we revere and know nothing about. As I learnt that day, the boodie and the ' woylie are different species of bettong.

    Synonyms

    * brush-tailed bettong

    References

    bettong

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any marsupial of the genus Bettongia, closely related to kangaroos.
  • ''Bettongs rather resemble rats, having short noses, short, rounded ears, long hind feet and a naked muzzle tip

    Derived terms

    * brush tailed bettong * burrowing bettong * northern bettong * rufous bettong * Tasmanian bettong

    See also

    * boodie * potoroo * rat-kangaroo * woylie