Rothschild's rock-wallaby

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Rothschild's rock-wallaby[1]
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Scientific classification
P. rothschildi
Binomial name
Petrogale rothschildi
Thomas, 1904
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Rothschild's rock-wallaby range

Rothschild's rock-wallaby (Petrogale rothschildi), sometimes known as the Roebourne rock-wallaby, is a species of macropod found in Western Australia, in the Pilbara district and the Dampier Archipelago.[3] It is not currently considered to be threatened,[2] but is at risk from the red fox (Vulpes vulpes).[3]

Rothschild's rock-wallaby is one of the largest rock-wallabies, and also one of the most attractive. It is mostly a golden-brown colour with a greyish wash down its neck, which often has a purple appearance. It is a mostly nocturnal grass-eater found mostly around rocky ground.[3]


  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. 68. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. OCLC 62265494.
  2. ^ a b Morris, K. & Burbidge, A. (2008). "Petrogale rothschildi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 29 December 2008.
  3. ^ a b c Menkhorst, Peter (2001). A Field Guide to the Mammals of Australia. Oxford University Press. p. 128.