- any of several rabbit-sized, ratlike Australian kangaroos of the subfamily Potoroinae.
Origin of rat-kangaroo
First recorded in 1840–50
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- any of several ratlike kangaroos of the genera Bettongia, Potorous, Aepyprymnus, etc, found on the Australian mainland and in Tasmania
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