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Western Brush Wallaby[1]
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Diprotodontia
Family: Macropodidae
Genus: Macropus
Species: M. irma
Binomial name
Macropus irma
(Jourdan, 1837)

The Western Brush Wallaby (Macropus irma), also known as the Black-gloved Wallaby, is a species of wallaby found in southwestern Western Australia. It is listed as near threatened by the IUCN, and the main threat towards it seems to be predation by the introduced Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes).[3]

The Western Brush Wallaby is a deep grey colour with distinctive white colouring around the face, arms and legs (although it does have black gloves as its alternative common name implies). It is an unusually diurnal macropod that grazes on grass and other plants.[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. 65. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3.  
  2. ^ Morris, K., Friend, T. & Burbidge, A. (2008). Macroups irma. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 28 December 2008. Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern
  3. ^ a b Menkhorst, Peter (2001). A Field Guide to the Mammals of Australia. Oxford University Press. p. 112.  

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