Allied rock-wallaby

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Allied rock-wallaby[1]
Rock Wallaby and infant - July 2005.jpg
Allied Rock Wallaby on Magnetic Island, Queensland
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Subclass: Marsupialia
Order: Diprotodontia
Family: Macropodidae
Genus: Petrogale
Species: P. assimilis
Binomial name
Petrogale assimilis
Ramsay, 1877
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Allied rock-wallaby range

The allied rock-wallaby (Petrogale assimilis) is a species of rock-wallaby found in northeastern Queensland, Australia. It is very similar to six other species of rock-wallaby found in this area, including the Cape York rock-wallaby (P. coenensis), the unadorned rock-wallaby (P. inornata), and Herbert's rock-wallaby (P. herberti).[3]

The allied rock-wallaby is found in the hinterland of Townsville, and also on Magnetic and Palm Islands. There are few distinguishing features from its close relatives in the field.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Groves, C. P. (2005). Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M, eds. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 66–67. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. 
  2. ^ Winter, J., Burnett, S. & Martin, R. (2008). Petrogale assimilis. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 28 December 2008. Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern
  3. ^ Menkhorst, Peter (2001). A Field Guide to the Mammals of Australia. Oxford University Press. p. 130. 

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