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Mareeba Rock Wallaby, Petrogale mareeba

The mareeba rock wallaby (Petrogale mareeba) is a marsupial that can be found in the northeastern areas of Queensland, Australia. Its closest relatives include three other members of its genus, like the allied rock wallaby and the unadorned rock wallaby. Its range includes areas west of Cairnes, extending from Mount Garnet to Mount Carbine and the Mitchell River. This range also includes inland areas of Mungana. There is not much information on the habits of this species, but it is most often found in rocky areas like gorges, cliffs, and hills. Although there are no known major threats to this species, it may be endangered by agricultural developments in its range, as well as predation by domestic dogs. The mareeba rock wallaby appears on the IUCN Red List with a conservation status of “Least Concern.”

Image Caption: Mareeba Rock Wallaby (Petrogale mareeba) and Joey at Granite Gorge. Credit: Richard Fisher/Wikipedia  (CC BY 2.0)

Mareeba Rock Wallaby Petrogale mareeba