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their young much like that of the kangaroo and wallaby, in a pouch. Their short hind legs are much smaller than most species of wallaby, but they still make it manageable for the quokka to hop through tall grass and vegetation. The quokka lives for about 10 years for females and 7 years for males.SCIN 401Case Study Assignment Week 2Page 2
The quokka have been around for hundreds of years, but the first encounter came in the 1600’s, “It was first observed by a European in 1658 when the Dutchman, Volkersen, wrote that it resembled an Asian civet cat, but with brown hair. In 1696 de Vlamingh described the quokka as "a kind of rat as big as a common cat". He named the Island 'Rotte nest, meaning rat's nest, and the name of the Island was eventually adapted to Rottnest” (Quokka, 2015). References:Nocon, Wojtek. 1999. "Setonix brachyurus.” Animal Diversity Web. Accessed December 14, 2015. Accessed from . Quokka. 2015. “Quokka and Wildlife.” Rottnest Island. Accessed on December 14, 2015. Accessed from . Part B. Comparison of Metatherian and Eutherian Mammal EcologyComplete the table using the websites listed in Part B. Match the eutherian (placental) mammal with asimilar ecological equivalent metatherian.Scientific Name of Metatherian MammalCommon NameEcological DescriptionEutherian Mammal MatchPetaurus brevicepsSugar gliderLive in hollows and forest in old growth trees.Glaucomys volans (Southern flying squirrel)Vombatus ursinusCommon wombatWet forested areas, coastal areas and some ranges.Marmota flaviventris (Yellow bellied marmot)Myrmecobius fasciatusNumbatAustralian wood lands and grass lands.