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Macropus bernardus (Woodward's Wallaroo; black wallaroo)

Wikipedia Abstract

The black wallaroo (Macropus bernardus), Bernard's wallaroo or Woodward's wallaroo, is a species of macropod restricted to a small, mountainous area in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, between South Alligator River and Nabarlek. It classified as near threatened, mostly due to its limited distribution. A large proportion of the range is protected by Kakadu National Park.The black wallaroo is by far the smallest of the wallaroos as well as the most distinctive.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 9.17
EDGE Score: 3.01


Adult Weight [1]  38.58 lbs (17.50 kg)
Diet [2]  Herbivore
Diet - Plants [2]  100 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Litter Size [1]  1
Maximum Longevity [1]  12 years


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Arnhem Land tropical savanna Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Carpentaria tropical savanna Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Kakadu National Park II 4744348 Northern Territory, Australia
Warddeken Indigenous Protected Area 3446999 Northern Territory, Australia      


Homo sapiens (man)[3]
Vulpes vulpes (Red Fox)[3]


Parasitized by 
Labiostrongylus arnhemensis <Unverified Name>[4]
Labiostrongylus labiostrongylus <Unverified Name>[5]
Papillostrongylus labiatus <Unverified Name>[5]
Pharyngostrongylus kappa <Unverified Name>[5]
Pharyngostrongylus nelsoni <Unverified Name>[5]
Pharyngostrongylus sharmani <Unverified Name>[5]
Rugopharynx australis[5]
Xenopsylla cheopis (oriental rat flea)[6]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Territory Wildlife Park (Berry Springs

Range Map




Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
4Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
6International Flea Database
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation. Science, 342, 803–805
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