The Mareeba rock-wallaby varies, from almost black to grey-brown to light brown. It has lighter underparts, and side of face. The tail is usually dark brown or black at tip. The darker ones tend to live where the natural rock is darker.
body 43-50cm. Tail 45-50cm.
Shelters in rocky terrain adjacent to feeding areas
Gestation period is about 30-32 days.
far north Queensland around the Gulf of Carpentaria
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at https://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
The Mareeba Rock-wallaby used to be called a subspecies of the Unadorned Rock-wallaby (Petrogale inornata). The P. inornata species was split into three separate species in 1992.
|Common Name:||Mareeba Rock-wallaby|
Relatives in same Genus
Allied Rock Wallaby (P. assimilis)
Black-footed Rock-wallaby (P. lateralis)
Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby (P. penicillata)
Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby (P. xanthopus)