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The antilopine kangaroo (Macropus antilopinus), sometimes called the antilopine wallaroo or the antilopine wallaby, is a species of macropod found in northern Australia: in Cape York Peninsula in Queensland, the Top End of the Northern Territory, and the Kimberley region of Western Australia. It is a locally common, gregarious grazer.
The name antilopine means antelope-like. The antilopine kangaroo is sometimes referred to as the 'Antilopine wallaroo', but in behaviour and habitat is more similar to the Red and Grey kangaroos.
The antilopine kangaroo is one of a few macropods to display sexual dimorphism, with the male being mostly a reddish colour above, and females being considerably greyer. It is one of the largest macropods, being only slightly smaller than the red kangaroo (Macropus rufus) and the eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus).
- Groves, C. P. (2005). Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M, eds. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 63–64. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4.
- Woinarski, J., Ritchie, E. & Winter, J. (2008). Macropus antilopinus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 30 December 2008.
- Menkhorst, Peter (2001). A Field Guide to the Mammals of Australia. Oxford University Press. p. 110.
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