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The greater bilby (Macrotis lagotis) is the largest of the small, rat-like marsupials that are known as bandicoots. It has a comical appearance with its oversized hairless ears and long slender hind legs that resemble those of a kangaroo. The soft, silky coat is a bluey-grey colour with subtle tan markings and a white belly. The long tail is grey towards the body and then black, followed by white at the tip. It is carried like a stiff banner during the bilby's cantering run, and there is a tuft of elongated hairs folding over the naked tail tip. Bilbies also have a long, pink and hairless snout.

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