Herbert's rock-wallaby

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Herbert's rock-wallaby[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Subclass: Marsupialia
Order: Diprotodontia
Family: Macropodidae
Genus: Petrogale
Species: P. herberti
Binomial name
Petrogale herberti
Thomas, 1926
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Herbert's rock-wallaby range

Herbert's rock-wallaby (Petrogale herberti) is a member of a group of seven very closely related rock-wallabies found in northeastern Queensland, Australia. Herbert's is the most southerly and most widespread of the group.

Herbert's rock-wallaby is distributed from around 100 km northwest of Brisbane north to the Fitzroy River. It ranges inland to around Clermont and Rubyvale. It is the largest of the related group of Queensland rock-wallabies.[3]

The species was named in honour of the mineralogist Herbert Smith.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 67. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. 
  2. ^ Burnett, S. & Martin, R. (2008). "Petrogale herberti". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 28 December 2008. 
  3. ^ Menkhorst, Peter (2001). A Field Guide to the Mammals of Australia. Oxford University Press. p. 130. 
  4. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2009). Eponym Dictionary of Mammals. Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 186. ISBN 978-0-8018-9304-9.