- 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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Amongst the ashes many bones could be seen, particularly the lower maxillary of some species of rat-kangaroo.Spinifex and Sand
David W Carnegie