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Black-footed Rock-wallaby

Petrogale lateralis lateralis


According to the EPBC Act this subspecies is classified as Vulnerable. The Black-footed Rock-wallaby is "...dark grey-brown in colour with a distinct white cheek-stripe. A dark brown to black stripe is visible from between the ears to beyond the shoulders. The coat is thick and woolly, and the tail is brownish-grey with a black tip...The long tail [see pic 2], up to 605 mm long, is important for balance when hopping among rocks..." (Department of Environment)


Chillin' on the rock ledge, while it rains, in Yardie Creek Gorge - Cape Range National Park.


Reference for classification: , "Recovery plan for five species of rock wallabies", p vii, Department of Parks and Wildlifei

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armadeus.4 4 years ago

Cheers Rob! Thank you :) I have to agree with you...we do have some great mammals.

triggsturner 4 years ago

It's a beauty Liana, great spotting and brilliant images. You guys have some great mammals.

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Western Australia, Australia

Spotted on Jun 18, 2015
Submitted on May 8, 2016

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