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  Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby (Petrogale penicillata)





Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby | Petrogale penicillata photo
Brush-tailed Rock-wallabies in the Watagan Mountains on the NSW Central Coast. Photos Courtesy of Mark Hodgins

Image by Doug Beckers from Killcare Heights, Australia - Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby | Petrogale penicillata photo
Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby, Boonoo Boonoo National Park, Australia

Image by Glen Fergus - Some rights reserved.    (view image details)



MAMMAL FACTS

Description
The Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby is brownish above, with reddish tint towards the rear. It has white cheek stripe and pale grey side stripe. Tail has brush at end.

Size
52cm head and body, tail 60cm

Habitat
Rocky areas in wet eucalypt forest

Food
Grasses

Range
Along Great Dividing Range from Victoria to tropic of Capricorn in Queensland

Conservation Status
The conservation status in the 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals is "vulnerable".

Classification
Class:Mammalia
Order:Diprotodontia
Family:Macropodidae
Genus:Petrogale
Species:penicillata
Common Name:Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby

Relatives in same Genus
  Allied Rock Wallaby (P. assimilis)
  Black-footed Rock-wallaby (P. lateralis)
  Mareeba Rock-wallaby (P. mareeba)
  Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby (P. xanthopus)