Black Dorcopsis

Black Dorcopsis
Black Dorcopsis[1]
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Diprotodontia
Family: Macropodidae
Genus: Dorcopsis
Species: D. atrata
Binomial name
Dorcopsis atrata
Van Deusen, 1957
Black Dorcopsis range

The Black Dorcopsis or Black Forest Wallaby (Dorcopsis atrata) is a species of marsupial in the Macropodidae family. It is endemic to Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.[2]


  1. ^ Groves, C. (2005). Wilson, D. E., & Reeder, D. M, eds. ed. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 61. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. 
  2. ^ a b Leary, T., Wright, D., Hamilton, S., Singadan, R., Menzies, J., Bonaccorso, F., Helgen, K., Seri, L., Allison, A. & James, R. (2008). Dorcopsis atrata. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 28 December 2008. Database entry includes justification for why this species is listed as critically endangered