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Whiptail Wallaby

Whiptail Wallaby (Macropus parryi)

Macropus parryi

Other names:

Pretty-faced Wallaby.


Body length 90 cm; tail length 94 cm; weight 16 kg. Grey above, white below; white face stripe; white ear-tip patches; long thin tail.

Habitat and Range:

Hilly to mountainous dry open forests and woodlands with a grassy understorey. Common on ranges and steeply grassed slopes of outer Brisbane. Central Qld and coastal areas from Cooktown, Qld, to northern NSW.


Diurnal; usually in mobs. Rarely drinks. Similar to Red-necked Wallaby and Black-striped Wallaby.


Habitat destruction.

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