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2010-04-13 09:31:11

Australian Aborigines Tuesday declared a large area of land -- 2,240 square miles -- a conservation site to help protect the endangered black-footed rock wallaby.


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Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby, Petrogale penicillata
2012-10-27 16:49:18

The brush-tailed rock wallaby (Petrogale penicillata), also known as the small-eared rock wallaby, is a marsupial that is native to Australia. Its range includes The Great Dividing Range, where it is locally common in northern New South Wales and southern areas of Queensland. In the southern and eastern areas of its range, it is becoming less common. This species prefers a habitat within rocky areas containing arid to tropical types of vegetation. During the 1800’s, Governor Grey...

Mareeba Rock Wallaby, Petrogale mareeba
2012-10-27 16:44:14

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...

Black-flanked Rock Wallaby, Petrogale lateralis
2012-10-27 16:36:45

The black-flanked rock wallaby (Petrogale lateralis) is a marsupial that is native to Australia. Its other common names include the warru and the black-footed rock wallaby.  Its range includes western, southern, and central areas of Australia, along with some islands close to the continent. Its populations are scattered across this range. It prefers a habitat within rocky areas with many types of vegetation, including temperate types. It was first discovered in 1842 by John Gould, and holds...

Unadorned Rock Wallaby, Petrogale inornata
2012-10-27 16:32:54

The unadorned rock wallaby (Petrogale inornata) is a marsupial that can be found in Queensland, Australia, like other types of rock wallabies. Its range includes the northeastern areas of Rockhampton to the outskirts of Townsville. This range overlaps the small range of the Proserpine rock wallaby, which is in danger because of interbreeding. The unadorned rock wallaby prefers a habitat within coastal areas, and is scattered across its range. This wallaby is paler than other rock wallabies....

Allied Rock Wallaby, Petrogale assimilis
2012-10-27 16:13:04

The allied rock wallaby (Petrogale assimilis) can be found in northeastern areas of Queensland, Australia. Its range includes the Palm and Magnetic Islands and the city of Townsville. It prefers a habitat within tropical or open woodlands with abundant grazing areas. It is common in most of its range, although it is declining slightly in the western areas. This species is similar in appearance to other wallaby species found in its range, including the Cape York rock wallaby. Although there...

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