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Rufous Bettong

Aepyprymnus rufescens

Group Name
Distribution & Habitat
Although the bulk of a Bettongs diet is made up of tubers, fungi and herbs they are occasionally seen eating insects and their larvae.
A Mob
Habitat: Forest with a grassy understorey
Fun Fact
Bettongs, are important ecological engineers. Their digging plays an important role in the decomposition of leaf litter, thereby reducing fuel loads and fire risk in dry grassy forests and woodlands.