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 south-western Qld, western NSW and areas of southern and eastern SA.

What are its habitats & habits? Lives in rugged rocky areas. Shelters by day in rocky crevices and caves, although may be active diurnally in cooler weather, and feeds at night on grasses and herbs, supplemented with seeds, fruits and flowers. Lives in small colonies, with some becoming quite large.

Interesting fact: Hunted by the Wedge-tailed Eagle Aquila audax.