Ifola tree-kangaroo

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Ifola tree-kangaroo
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Diprotodontia
Family: Macropodidae
Genus: Dendrolagus
Species: D. notatus
Binomial name
Dendrolagus notatus
Matschie, 1916
Ifola tree-kangaroo range

The Ifola tree-kangaroo (Dendrolagus notatus) is a species of marsupial in the Macropodidae family. It is endemic to Papua New Guinea where it is found in high elevations of the central mountains. It is threatened by habitat loss and hunting for food with dogs by local people.[1] The species is usually considered a sub-species of Dendrolagus dorianus but has recently been considered as a separate species by Helgen in 2007.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Leary, T., Seri, L., Flannery, T., Wright, D., Hamilton, S., Helgen, K., Singadan, R., Menzies, J., Allison A. & James, R. (2008). Dendrolagus notatus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 1 April 2010. Database entry includes justification for why this species is considered Endangered