Black-striped Wallaby

Black-striped Wallaby (Macropus dorsalis)

Macropus dorsalis


Body length 80 cm; tail length 60 cm; weight 12 kg. Black gloves; white face stripe; white thigh stripe; black ‘brush-stroke’ down mid-neck and back.

Habitat and Range:

Eucalypt and acacia forests with a dense understorey, often in areas infested with lantana. Absent from inner Brisbane, rare on western outskirts. Common elsewhere throughout coastal and inland range from Chillagoe, Qld, to northern NSW.


 Mostly nocturnal. Similar to Red-necked Wallaby.


Land clearing.


Well defined paths through dense vegetation leading to grazing areas.

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