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Rothschild's Rock-wallaby[1]
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Subclass: Marsupialia
Order: Diprotodontia
Family: Macropodidae
Genus: Petrogale
Species: P. rothschildi
Binomial name
Petrogale rothschildi
Thomas, 1904

Rothschild's Rock-wallaby (Petrogale rothschildi), sometimes known as the Roebourne Rock-wallaby, is a species of macropod found in Western Australia, in the Pilbara district and the Dampier Archipelago.[3] It is not currently considered to be threatened,[2] but is at risk from the Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes).[3]

Rothschild's Rock-wallaby is one of the largest rock-wallabies, and also one of the most attractive. It is mostly a golden-brown colour with a greyish wash down its neck, which often has a purple appearance. It is a mostly nocturnal grass-eater found mostly around rocky ground.[3]

References

  1. ^ Groves, C. (2005). Wilson, D. E., & Reeder, D. M.. ed. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 68. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3.  
  2. ^ a b Morris, K. & Burbidge, A. (2008). Petrogale rothschildi. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 29 December 2008. Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern
  3. ^ a b c Menkhorst, Peter (2001). A Field Guide to the Mammals of Australia. Oxford University Press. p. 128.  
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