|Black-striped wallaby range|
The black-striped wallaby (Macropus dorsalis), also known as the scrub wallaby, is a medium-sized wallaby found in Australia, from Townsville in Queensland to Narrabri in New South Wales. In New South Wales it is only found west of the Great Dividing Range. It is decreasing in these areas, but is not classified as threatened as a species yet. The New South Wales population, however, is classified as endangered.
The black-striped wallaby resembles the mainland race of the red-necked wallaby, differing in the black line down its back, a white stripe over the hip and more red colouration (extending down the arms and further down the abdomen). It is shy, nocturnal grazer and is not well known, owing to its preference for thick scrub, where it may easily be hidden.
- Groves, C.P. (2005). Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M., eds. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 64. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. OCLC 62265494.
- Winter, J.; Burnett, S. & Menkhorst, P. (2008). "Macropus dorsalis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 28 December 2008.
- Menkhorst, Peter (2001). A Field Guide to the Mammals of Australia. Oxford University Press. p. 120.
- "NSW Department of Environment and Conservation Threatened Species".
- NSW Department of Environment and Conservation
- National Parks and Wildlife Threatened Species Information
- Department of Environment and Energy Species Profile
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