from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An African rodent of the genus Petromys, P. typicus. See cut under Petromys.
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Endemic mammals native to the sandstone massif include the Arnhem Land rock-rat (Zyzomys maini) and the black wallaroo (Macropus bernardus).
Multiscale patterns of habitat use by the Carpentarian rock-rat (Zyzomys palatalis) and the common rock-rat (Z. argurus).
Remnant rainforest pockets are particularly important, and four of these pockets near the Northern Territory-Queensland border support the only known populations of the critically endangered Carpentarian rock-rat (Zyzomys palatalis).
The 6 mammal species include the ningbing pseudantechinus (Pseudantechinus ningbing), scaly-tailed possum (Wyulda squamicaudata), monjon (Petrogale burbidgei), yellow-lipped bat (Vespadelus douglasorum), Kimberley mouse (Pseudomys laborifex), and Kimberley rock-rat (Zyzomys woodwardi).
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