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Black Striped Wallaby Macropus dorsalis
2013-09-05 11:20:19

The black-striped wallaby (Macropus dorsalis), or the scrub wallaby, is a marsupial that can be found in Australia. Its range extends from New South Wales, where it can be found west of the Great Dividing Range, to Townsville. It prefers a habitat within areas with thick shrub coverage, grasslands, or forested areas. The black-striped wallaby is similar in appearance to the red-necked...

Agile Wallaby Macropus agilis
2013-09-05 11:16:25

The agile wallaby (Macropus agilis), or the sandy wallaby, is a marsupial that can be found in New Guinea and northern Australia. It is the most common wallaby species in its Australian range, where it prefers to reside near streams or rivers in open grasslands, woodlands, and coastal areas. In New Guinea, it prefers to reside in lowland savannah habitats. It holds four recognized subspecies....

Eastern Hare Wallaby Lagorchestes leporides
2013-09-02 10:14:59

The eastern hare-wallaby (Lagorchestes leporides), historically named the common hare-wallaby, is an extinct marsupial that was once found in southeastern Australia. Its range included Victoria, New South Wales, and the area near the Murray Region in South Australia. It preferred to live in open areas like grassy plains. John Gould discovered this species in 1844, along with many other...

Rufous Hare Wallaby Lagorchestes hirsutus
2013-09-02 10:08:22

The rufous hare-wallaby (Lagorchestes hirsutus), or the mala, is a marsupial that can be found in Australia. Its range is now limited to western areas of Australia and the islands of Dorre and Bernier, although it once extended to the western part of the continent. John Gould first described it in 1844 in The Mammals of Australia. Its fur is reddish gray in color and it is the smallest species...

Tammar Wallaby Macropus eugenii
2013-08-21 14:39:46

The tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii), also known as the darma wallaby or dama wallaby, is a marsupial that can be found in western and southern areas of Australia. It has also been introduced into areas of Australia where it once lived and into New Zealand. It prefers a habitat within grassland areas. The tammar wallaby was first discovered in 1817 by a French naturalist named Anselme...

Spectacled Hare Wallaby Lagorchestes conspicillatus
2013-08-19 13:29:07

The spectacled hare-wallaby (Lagorchestes conspicillatus) is a marsupial that can be found in New Guinea and Australia. Its Australian range includes northern areas of the region and a small area on Barrow Island. This species was first described by John Gould and given its current scientific name, along with a description of the Barrow Island subpopulation or subspecies, which he named...

Antilopine Kangaroo Macropus antilopinus
2013-06-07 13:30:42

The antilopine kangaroo (Macropus antilopinus), also known as the antilopine wallaby or the antilopine wallaroo, is a member of the Macropodidae family that can be found in northern Australia. Its range includes the Kimberly Region, the Top End in the Northern Territory, and the Cape York Peninsula in Queensland. It received its common name, antilopine, from its resemblance to an antelope....

Whiptail Wallaby Macropus parryi
2013-06-07 13:25:42

The whiptail wallaby or pretty-faced wallaby (Macropus parryi) is a member of the Macropodidae family that can be found in eastern areas of Australia. Its range extends from Cooktown, Queensland to Grafton, New South Wales. This species is light in color, with grey to brown fur occurring on most of its body. The chest is typically black or white in color, and the face holds black stripes...

Toolache Wallaby Macropus greyi
2013-06-03 13:13:20

The Toolache wallaby (Macropus greyi), also known as Grey's Wallaby, is an extinct species that was once found in a range that extended from south-eastern areas of South Australia to South-western Victoria. It was a sociable species that preferred to remain in strict territories. This species was known to be beautiful, and was marked with alternating stripes across its back. These varied from...

Swamp Wallaby Wallabia bicolor
2013-05-02 10:27:44

The swamp wallaby (Wallabia bicolor), also known as the fern wallaby, stinker or black stinker, the black pademelon, the black wallaby, and the black-tailed wallaby, is a marsupial that can be found in Australia. It is the only member in its genus. Its range extends from the northern areas of Cape York in Queensland, down the coast to southwestern areas of Victoria. It prefers a habitat within...

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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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