Macleay's dorcopsis

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Macleay's dorcopsis[1]
Dorcopsulus macleayi (male) - Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria - Genoa, Italy - DSC02933.JPG
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Diprotodontia
Family: Macropodidae
Genus: Dorcopsulus
Species: D. macleayi
Binomial name
Dorcopsulus macleayi
(Miklouho-Maclay, 1885)
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Macleay's dorcopsis range

Macleay's dorcopsis (Dorcopsulus macleayi), also known as the Papuan dorcopsis or the Papuan forest-wallaby, is a species of marsupial in the Macropodidae family. It is endemic to Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.[2]

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. p. 62. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. 
  2. ^ a b Aplin, K., Dickman, C. & Salas, L. (2008). Dorcopsulus macleayi. 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