Allied rock-wallaby

Short and stocky forearms and tubercle-covered palms enable this species to grasp rocks

Diliff

The caves and crevices in rocks provide a site of refuge against the warm sun. It also helps to thermoregulate and conserve body fluids because this species lives around areas with limited water supply. Their body color mimics their habitat, making it easier for them to blend in with the surroundings. Like other wallabies, this species is also vegetarian. The significant fore stomachs aid in the digestion of fiber-rich meals. Both males and females are sexually active throughout the year. This might be one of the reasons they’ve survived in such a volatile environment. The male marks partner with scent, and licking behavior is observed between families.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Australia
LC
2015

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd / Group

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No