Animal Info - Alpine Wallaby

(Other Name: Calaby's Pademelon)

Thylogale calabyi

Status: Endangered


Contents

1. Profile (Picture)
2. Tidbits
3. Status and Trends (IUCN Status, Countries Where Currently Found, History of Distribution)
4. Data on Biology and Ecology (Size, Habitat)
5. References


Profile

Picture: Related Species - Rednecked Pademelon (Thylogale thetis) (71 Kb JPEG) (Terrambiente)

The Alpine wallaby occurs in southeastern Papua New Guinea, where it is found in the grassland/herbfield/woodland category of New Guinea vegetation.


Tidbits

*** The Alpine wallaby has only recently been described by Western scientists.


Status and Trends

IUCN Status:

Countries Where the Alpine Wallaby Is Currently Found:

2004: Occurs in Papua New Guinea (IUCN 2004).

History of Distribution:

The Alpine wallaby is found in southeastern Papua New Guinea.


Data on Biology and Ecology

Size:

Head-body length: 470 - 550 mm (avg. 515; N=3) (M); 334 - 416 mm (avg. 367; N=3)

Habitat:

The Alpine wallaby is found in the grassland/herbfield/woodland category of New Guinea vegetation.


References

Flannery 1995, IUCN 1994, IUCN 1996, IUCN 2000, IUCN 2003a, IUCN 2004, Terrambiente


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