Potoroidae (rat-kangaroos; order Marsupialia (or Diprotodontia), superfamily Macropodoidea) A family of medium-sized Australian marsupials which, except for one genus (Hypsiprymnodon, musky rat-kangaroo), hop like small wallabies and true kangaroos (family Macropodidae), although the fossil record shows the two families to be descended independently from quadrupedal ancestors.
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