White-striped dorcopsis

Common in the tropical forests of northern Indonesia and Papua New Guinea

Melvin TOULLEC

This forest wallaby is an herbivore and browser (eating leaves, fruit, and shrubs – not grass) but has also been observed to turn over flat stones during daylight to search for insects and other organisms. It also feeds on fruiting bodies of fungi and may play a part in spreading spores and thus maintaining healthy mycorrhizal communities in its habitat. During January and April, single naked young have been discovered in females’ pouches.

This species is common in suitable tropical forests with a stable population, hence listed as Least concern.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Indonesia
2015
Papua New Guinea
2015

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No