Woodward's wallaroo

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Woodward's wallaroo [1]
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Diprotodontia
Family: Macropodidae
Genus: Macropus
Binomial name
Macropus bernardus

Woodward's wallaroo (Macropus bernardus), also called the black wallaroo and Bernard's wallaroo, is the smallest of the wallaroos. The male is black or dark brown and the female is a grey colour. It is a shy nocturnal grazer and does not live in big groups. It uses the rocky cliffs where it lives to shelter and hide from danger.[3]

It is only found in a small, mountainous area in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, between South Alligator River and Nabarlek. It classified as near threatened, because it is only found in this small area.[3] The name wallaroo means a "rock kangaroo."[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Groves, Colin (16 November 2005). Wilson, D. E., and Reeder, D. M. (eds), ed. Mammal Species of the World (3rd edition ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 64. ISBN 0-801-88221-4.
  2. Australasian Marsupial & Monotreme Specialist Group (1996). Macropus bernardus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. Retrieved on 30 December 2006.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Menkhorst, Peter (2001). A Field Guide to the Mammals of Australia. Oxford University Press. p. 118.
  4. Animal Diversity Web. University of Michigan.

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