The Black-footed Rock-wallaby is reddish brown above with paler underside. The fur is thick and feet are dark. It has a distinct white cheek stripe. Tail is dark is brown with brush at end.
Black-flanked Rock Wallaby
Head and body 45-53cm. Tail 48-60cm
Rocky hills near vegetation,. They rest in caves or crevices during the day and come out to feed at dusk.
grass and shrub leaves
Gestation is about 30 days. The young remains in pouch for another 30 days.
There are subspecies in separate populations. These populations are remnants of a more widespread distribution in the past.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Black-footed Rock-wallaby|
Relatives in same Genus
Allied Rock Wallaby (P. assimilis)
Mareeba Rock-wallaby (P. mareeba)
Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby (P. penicillata)
Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby (P. xanthopus)