What is another word for rabbit bandicoot?

4 synonyms found


[ ɹˈabɪt bˈandɪkˌuːt], [ ɹˈabɪt bˈandɪkˌuːt], [ ɹ_ˈa_b_ɪ_t b_ˈa_n_d_ɪ_k_ˌuː_t]

The word, rabbit bandicoot, refers to a small marsupial animal native to Australia. It is also known by several other names, including bilby, rabbit-eared bandicoot, and lesser bilby. These synonyms describe the physical features or behaviors of the animal. For instance, bilby is derived from the Warlpiri language and means "long nose." The rabbit-eared bandicoot is named after its long ears, which are similar to those of rabbits. The lesser bilby, on the other hand, is a smaller and rarer species compared to the bilby. These synonyms not only add variety to the language but also reflect the cultural diversity of the names given to the animal.

Synonyms for Rabbit bandicoot:

How to use "Rabbit bandicoot" in context?

There is no one better suited to investigate a vanishing Australian marsupial than Dr. Judith Rees, who, for more than two decades, has been studying the southern bandicoot. Her new book, "The Vanishing Australian Bandicoot: Do We Have a Future?" (Princeton University Press, 2018), looks at the current status of the enigmatic marsupial and makes recommendations for conservation.

Southern bandicoots are Critically Endangered, as are many other Australian mammals.

Rees believes that, "invasive species and habitat destruction are the main drivers of the bandicoot's decline.

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