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  Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby (Petrogale xanthopus)





Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby | Petrogale xanthopus photo
Yellow-footed rock wallaby (Petrogale xanthopus) at Monarto Zoo, South Australia

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Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby | Petrogale xanthopus photo
Yellow-footed rock wallaby (Petrogale xanthopus) at Monarto Zoo, South Australia

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Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby | Petrogale xanthopus photo
Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby (Petrogale xanthopos), captive.

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MAMMAL FACTS

Description
The Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby is grey above and white underneath. Has reddish patches on legs and white side stripe. The tail is barred - no other Wallaby has this kind of markings on the tail.

Size
60cm head and body, 65cm tail

Habitat
rocky ranges in dry country

Food
Grasses

Breeding
gestation is about 31 days with pouch life of about 6 months

Range
The largest population of Yellow-Footed Rock Wallaby is found in the Flinders Ranges of South Australia. There is a rare subspecies in Queensland.

Conservation Status
The conservation status in the 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals is "lower risk/near threatened".

Classification
Class:Mammalia
Order:Diprotodontia
Family:Macropodidae
Genus:Petrogale
Species:xanthopus
Common Name:Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby

Relatives in same Genus
  Allied Rock Wallaby (P. assimilis)
  Black-footed Rock-wallaby (P. lateralis)
  Mareeba Rock-wallaby (P. mareeba)
  Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby (P. penicillata)