Kangaroos and Wallabies

Macropodidae

Black-footed Rock-wallaby

Petrogale lateralis TL 853–1,160mm, including tail 407–605mm (Warru) What does it look like? Generally dark brown, streaked with silver above, more greyish on shoulders, and with white and dark brown stripe along sides. Head brownish on forehead and snout, with pale buff cheek-stripe and greyish on lower jaw and cheeks. Ears have dark brown tips and white bases. Where is it found? Hi...

Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby

Petrogale xanthopus TL 1,050–1,365mm, including tail 600–715mm What does it look like? Pale brownish-grey above, with longitudinal blackish dorsal stripe from forehead to upper back, russet patch near armpit, and two-toned white-and-brown stripe on hip. Tail long and orange-brown, with dark brown rings. Underparts white. Where is it found? Highly fragmented within former range. Occurs in ...

Red-necked Pademelon

Thylogale theti TL 620–1,110mm, including tail 300–510mm What does it look like? Generally brownish above, more rufous on forehead, neck and shoulders, and flecked with grey on back, thighs and tail. Belly off-white, becoming more white on chest and throat. Tail short, about 45 per cent of head-body. Where is it found? Coast and range of eastern mainland, from around Wollongong NSW to ...

Western Grey Kangaroo

Macropus fuliginosu TL 1,370–2,225mm, including tail 425–1,000mm (Stinker) What does it look like? Fur shaggy. Brownish-grey above (more blackish on Kangaroo Island), slightly paler and more greyish below, with finely haired black ears and snout. Males have a distinctive strong odour. Where is it found? Southern Australia, from south-western WA (south of Shark Bay), through southern SA ...

Eastern Grey Kangaroo

Macropus giganteus TL 1,404–2,400mm, including tail 430–1100mm (Scrubber) What does it look like? Grey to brownish-grey above, paler on face and hindlegs, and paler grey to whitish below. Head with moderately short, somewhat rounded ears, darker eye-ring and hairy snout. Feet and tip of tail black. Where is it found? Eastern Australia, from around Cooktown Qld, south through majority of ...

Agile Wallaby

Notamacropus agili TL 1,180–1,700mm, including tail 587–840mm What does it look like? Yellowish-brown above, with pale buff stripe on thigh, and whitish below. Head has rounded snout, indistinct pale brown cheek-stripe and, short, dark brown, longitudinal stripe on forehead (not always present). Where is it found? Tropical northern Australia (including offshore islands), from Kimberley reg...

Parma Wallaby

Notamacropus parma TL 855–1,075mm, including tail 405–540mm What does it look like? Greyish-brown above, with darker longitudinal dorsal stripe and white cheek-stripe. Underparts whitish, paler on chest and throat, and tail often tipped with white. Where is it found? Ranges and slopes of eastern NSW, from border with Qld, south to around Gosford. What are its habitats & habits? Fo...

Red-necked Wallaby

Notamacropus rufogriseus TL 1,282–1,785mm, including tail 623–876mm (Bennett’s Wallaby) What does it look like? Grey-brown above, heavily flecked with white, and washed with reddish on head, shoulders, arms, upper back and base of tail. Underparts pale grey to whitish. Face has obscure cheek-stripe and blackish longitudinal line on forehead. Darker and more brownish in Tas. Where is it...

Common Wallaroo

Osphranter robustus TL 1,550–2,000mm, including tail 750–900mm (Euro) What does it look like? Heavily built (especially males), with shaggy fur and a characteristic hunched stance. Dark grey, yellowish-brown to reddish-brown or paler grey above, depending on subspecies, and generally paler below. Males darker than females. Where is it found? Throughout most of Australia and Barrow Isl...

Red Kangaroo

Osphranter rufus TL 1,645–2,400mm, including tail 645–1,000mm (Marloo; Blue-flier) What does it look like? Largest marsupial. Adult males reddish-brown above, and females blue-grey, with squarish snout, and white stripe between mouth and ear. Underparts white in both sexes, but males may be stained reddish on chest. Where is it found? Throughout arid and semi-arid inland Australia in ...

Swamp Wallaby

Wallabia bicolor TL 1,105–1,710mm, including tail 640–862mm What does it look like? Dark reddish-brown to black above, with pale yellowish-brown cheek-stripe (more prominent in northern individuals), and pale yellowish to orange-brown below. Tail darker, occasionally with white tip. Where is it found? Coast, slopes and ranges of eastern and south-eastern Australia (including Fraser Isl...

Quokka

Setonix brachyurus TL 680–850mm, including tail 245–310mm (Ban-gup) What does it look like? Uniformly brown, heavily flecked with grey and tinged with reddish-brown. Short, sparsely furred tail (about 60 per cent head-body length). Head has angled snout, short, rounded ears and naked, greyish-black nose. Where is it found? South-western WA, including Bald and Rottnest Islands, although sub...