Seebeck & Johnson, 1980
The long-footed potoroo (Potorous longipes) is a species of potoroo found in southeastern Australia, in a small area around the coastal border between New South Wales and Victoria. It was discovered in 1967 when an adult male was caught in a dog trap in the forest southwest of Bonang, Victoria. It is classified as endangered.
The long-footed potoroo is the largest potoroo, and is very similar to the long-nosed potoroo (Potorous tridactylus). It is a solitary nocturnal creature, feeding on fungi, vegetation and small invertebrates. It differs from the long-nosed potoroo in its larger feet and longer tail.
Current threats to the species include predation by introduced feral cats and foxes, as well as logging within its limited range. Logging has included the accidental felling of up to 400 square metres in the Errinundra National Park, East Gippsland in September 2005, and ongoing logging at Brown Mountain.
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