oolacunta

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Aboriginal.

Noun[edit]

oolacunta (plural oolacuntas)

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  1. An extinct marsupial, the desert rat kangaroo (Caloprymnus campestris), that lived in a sand-ridge and gibber-plain habitat in south-western Queensland and north-eastern Australia.
    • 2007 July 25, William Grimes, “A Zoologist With a Pouch of Stories”, New York Times:
      The fabulous oolacunta, a rat kangaroo that is now extinct, streaked across the desert at speeds that made it seem to float above the ground.