Western Brush Wallaby

Western Brush Wallaby

Taxobox
name = Western Brush WallabyMSW3 Groves|pages=65]
status = LC
status_system = iucn3.1
status_ref = IUCN2006 | assessors = Australasian Marsupial & Monotreme Specialist Group | year = 1996 | id = 12626 | title = Macropus irma | downloaded = 30 December 2006]
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Mammalia
infraclassis = Marsupialia
ordo = Diprotodontia
familia = Macropodidae
genus = "Macropus"
species = "M. irma"
binomial = "Macropus irma"
binomial_authority = (Jourdan, 1837)

The Western Brush Wallaby ("Macropus irma"), also known as the Black-gloved Wallaby, is a species of wallaby found in southwestern Western Australia. It is listed as near threatened by the IUCN, and the main threat towards it seems to be predation by the introduced Red Fox ("Vulpes vulpes").cite book|last=Menkhorst|first=Peter|year=2001|title=A Field Guide to the Mammals of Australia|publisher=Oxford University Press|pages=112]

The Western Brush Wallaby is a deep grey colour with distinctive white colouring around the face, arms and legs (although it does have black gloves as its alternative common name implies). It is an unusually diurnal macropod that grazes on grass and other plants.

References

External links

* [http://www.deh.gov.au/cgi-bin/abrs/fauna/details.pl?pstrVol=MARSUPIALIA;pstrTaxa=548;pstrChecklistMode=2 Department of Environment and Heritage Species Profiles]
* [http://www.ecu.edu.au/pa/rswa/content/work/journals/PDF/80(2)/80(2)wann.pdf Dietary preferences of the Black-gloved Wallaby and the Western Grey Kangaroo in Whiteman Park, Perth, WA]


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