Rothschild's Rock-wallaby

Rothschild's Rock-wallaby

name = Rothschild's Rock-wallabyMSW3 Groves|pages=68]

status = LC
status_system = iucn3.1
status_ref = IUCN2006|assessors=Australasian Marsupial & Monotreme Specialist Group|year=1996|id=41517|title=Petrogale rothschildi|downloaded=2007-01-01 ]
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Mammalia
subclassis = Marsupialia
ordo = Diprotodontia
familia = Macropodidae
genus = "Petrogale"
species = "P. rothschildi"
binomial = "Petrogale rothschildi"
binomial_authority = Thomas, 1904

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.cite book|last=Menkhorst|year=2001|publisher=Oxford University Press|pages=128|first=Peter|title=A Field Guide to the Mammals of Australia] It is not currently considered to be threatened, but is at risk from the Red Fox ("Vulpes vulpes").

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.


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