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Macropus fuliginosus (Western Grey Kangaroo)

Wikipedia Abstract

The western grey kangaroo (Macropus fuliginosus), also referred to as a black-faced kangaroo, mallee kangaroo, and sooty kangaroo, is a large and very common kangaroo found across almost the entire southern part of Australia, from just south of Shark Bay to coastal South Australia, Western Australia, western Victoria, and the entire Murray–Darling basin in New South Wales and Queensland.
View Wikipedia Record: Macropus fuliginosus

Infraspecies

Macropus fuliginosus fuliginosus (Western grey kangaroo)
Macropus fuliginosus melanops (Western grey kangaroo)
Macropus fuliginosus ocydromus (Western grey kangaroo)

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
3
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
21
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 7.4
EDGE Score: 2.13

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  62.28 lbs (28.25 kg)
Birth Weight [1]  1 grams
Female Maturity [1]  1 year 10 months
Male Maturity [1]  2 years 5 months
Diet [2]  Herbivore
Diet - Plants [2]  100 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Gestation [1]  30 days
Litter Size [1]  1
Litters / Year [1]  1
Maximum Longevity [1]  23 years
Weaning [1]  1 year 5 months

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Brigalow tropical savanna Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Carnarvon xeric shrublands Australia Australasia Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Coolgardie woodlands Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Eastern Australia mulga shrublands Australia Australasia Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Esperance mallee Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Eyre and York mallee Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Great Victoria desert Australia Australasia Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Jarrah-Karri forest and shrublands Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Mount Lofty woodlands Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Murray-Darling woodlands and mallee Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub  
Naracoorte woodlands Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Nullarbor Plains xeric shrublands Australia Australasia Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Simpson desert Australia Australasia Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Southeast Australia temperate forests Australia Australasia Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Southeast Australia temperate savanna Australia Australasia Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Southwest Australia savanna Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Southwest Australia woodlands Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Swan Coastal Plain Scrub and Woodlands Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Tirari-Sturt stony desert Australia Australasia Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Western Australian Mulga shrublands Australia Australasia Deserts and Xeric Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Coorong National Park II 121235 South Australia, Australia
Fitzgerald River National Park II 732417 Western Australia, Australia
Flinders Chase National Park II 81245 South Australia, Australia
Grampians National Park II 416373 Victoria, Australia
Hattah-Kulkyne NP and Murray-Kulkyne Park National Park II 122831 Victoria, Australia
Riverland Biosphere Reserve Ia 1490891 South Australia, Australia
Yathong Nature Reserve Ia 270264 New South Wales, Australia

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Southwest Australia Australia No

Prey / Diet

Acacia pulchella (Prickly Moses)[3]
Adenanthos cygnorum (common woollybush)[4]
Alexgeorgea nitens[4]
Astroloma ciliatum[3]
Billardiera variifolia[3]
Boronia spathulata[3]
Bossiaea ornata[3]
Carpobrotus edulis (hottentot fig)[4]
Conostephium minus[4]
Corynotheca micrantha[4]
Cynodon dactylon (manienie)[4]
Dampiera linearis (Common Dampiera)[4]
Daviesia preissii[3]
Ehrharta calycina (perennial veldt grass)[4]
Ehrharta laevis[3]
Gastrolobium bilobum (Heart-leaved Poison)[3]
Hakea lissocarpha[3]
Juncus pallidus[3]
Kennedia carinata[3]
Lepidosperma angustatum[3]
Lepidosperma tenue[3]
Leucopogon capitellatus[3]
Leucopogon conostephioides[4]
Leucopogon verticillatus (Tassel flower)[3]
Lomandra sericea[3]
Macrozamia riedlei (Zamia Palm)[4]
Nemcia capitata[4]
Neurachne alopecuroidea[3]
Nuytsia floribunda (Christmas Tree)[4]
Opercularia hispidula[3]
Rytidosperma setaceum (Small-flowered Wallaby-grass)[3]
Tricoryne elatior[4]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Axis porcinus (hog deer)1
Epicoccus acaciae1
Maconellicoccus lanigerus1
Macropus eugenii (Tammar Wallaby)10
Macropus irma (Western Brush Wallaby)19
Monaonidiella nivea1
Odonaspis australiensis1
Trichosurus vulpecula (Common Brushtail)3
Trullifiorinia acaciae1
Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby)1

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Amylovorax dehorityi <Unverified Name>[5]
Anoplotaenia dasyuri <Unverified Name>[6]
Austrostrongylus incurvispiculum <Unverified Name>[6]
Austrostrongylus smalesae <Unverified Name>[5]
Bitricha obolata <Unverified Name>[5]
Boopia grandis[5]
Breinlia robertsi <Unverified Name>[5]
Cloacina artemis <Unverified Name>[6]
Cloacina communis <Unverified Name>[6]
Cloacina curta <Unverified Name>[6]
Cloacina daveyi <Unverified Name>[6]
Cloacina elegans <Unverified Name>[6]
Cloacina expansa <Unverified Name>[6]
Cloacina frequens <Unverified Name>[6]
Cloacina hera <Unverified Name>[6]
Cloacina herceus <Unverified Name>[6]
Cloacina hermes <Unverified Name>[6]
Cloacina hestia <Unverified Name>[6]
Cloacina hydriformis <Unverified Name>[6]
Cloacina liebigi <Unverified Name>[6]
Cloacina longelabiata <Unverified Name>[6]
Cloacina macropodis <Unverified Name>[6]
Cloacina magnipapillata <Unverified Name>[6]
Cloacina obtusa <Unverified Name>[6]
Cloacina parva <Unverified Name>[6]
Cloacina selene <Unverified Name>[6]
Cloacina vestibulata <Unverified Name>[6]
Cryptosporidium macropodum <Unverified Name>[5]
Dirofilaria roemeri <Unverified Name>[6]
Durikainema macropi <Unverified Name>[6]
Echinococcus granulosus[6]
Eimeria gungahlinensis <Unverified Name>[5]
Eimeria hestermani <Unverified Name>[5]
Eimeria macropodis <Unverified Name>[5]
Eimeria marsupialium <Unverified Name>[5]
Eimeria toganmainensis <Unverified Name>[5]
Eimeria wilcanniensis <Unverified Name>[5]
Eimeria yathongensis <Unverified Name>[5]
Filarinema cassonei <Unverified Name>[5]
Filarinema dissimile <Unverified Name>[5]
Filarinema haycocki <Unverified Name>[6]
Giardia duodenalis <Unverified Name>[5]
Globocephaloides trifidospicularis[6]
Hypodontus macropi <Unverified Name>[6]
Klossiella callitris <Unverified Name>[5]
Labiostrongylus bancrofti <Unverified Name>[6]
Labiostrongylus bipapillosus <Unverified Name>[6]
Labiostrongylus communis[6]
Labiostrongylus kungi <Unverified Name>[6]
Labiostrongylus laterilabellosus <Unverified Name>[5]
Labiostrongylus major <Unverified Name>[5]
Labiostrongylus occidentalis <Unverified Name>[5]
Macropicola ocydromi <Unverified Name>[6]
Macropodinium yalanbense <Unverified Name>[5]
Macropostrongyloides baylisi <Unverified Name>[6]
Macropostrongyloides yamagutii <Unverified Name>[6]
Macropoxyuris brevigularis <Unverified Name>[6]
Macropoxyuris longigularis <Unverified Name>[6]
Papillostrongylus barbatus <Unverified Name>[6]
Papillostrongylus labiatus <Unverified Name>[6]
Paramacropostrongylus typicus <Unverified Name>[6]
Pelecitus roemeri <Unverified Name>[6]
Popovastrongylus pearsoni <Unverified Name>[6]
Progamotaenia effigia <Unverified Name>[6]
Progamotaenia ewersi <Unverified Name>[6]
Progamotaenia macropodis <Unverified Name>[6]
Rugopharynx australis[6]
Rugopharynx macropodis <Unverified Name>[6]
Rugopharynx rho <Unverified Name>[6]
Rugopharynx rosemariae <Unverified Name>[6]
Toxoplasma gondii <Unverified Name>[5]
Triplotaenia fimbriata <Unverified Name>[6]
Triplotaenia undosa <Unverified Name>[6]
Wallabinema cobbi <Unverified Name>[6]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aalborg Zoomelanops
 ocydromus
Adelaide Zoo
 fuliginosus
Al Ain Zoo
Blackpool Zoo
 ocydromus
Budapest Zool.& Botanical Garden
 ocydromus
Chicago Zoological Park
 melanops
Cleland Wildlife Park
 fuliginosus
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
 melanops
Dudley Zoological Gardens
Flamingo Land LTDocydromus
Gladys Porter Zoo
 melanops
Healesville Sanctuaryfuliginosus
Jardin Zoologico de Cdad.Buenos Aires
Kangaroo Conservation Center
 melanops
Kharkiv Zooocydromus
Marwell Wildlife
Melbourne Zoofuliginosus
National Zoo & Aquariumfuliginosus
North of England Zoological Society
Oglebay's Good Children's Zoomelanops
Paignton Zoo Environmental Parkocydromus
Perth Zoological Gardens
Potter Park Zoological Gardens
Prospect Park Zoomelanops
South Lakes Wild Animal Park
Taronga Zoomelanops
Toronto Zoomelanops
Virginia Zoological Parkmelanops
Werribee Open Range Zoofuliginosus
Western Plains Zoomelanops
Zoological Center Tel Aviv - Ramat Gan
Zoologischer Garten Basel
 melanops
ZooWorld Zoological Botanical Conserv.melanops

Range Map

Australia;

Photos

Citations

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
3Diet of herbivorous marsupials in a Eucalyptus marginata forest and their impact on the understorey vegetation, K A Shepherd, G W Wardell-Johnson, W A Loneragan & D T Bell, Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia, 80:47-54, 1997
4Dietary preferences of the black-gloved wallaby (Macropus irma) and the western grey kangaroo (M. fuliginosus) in Whiteman Park, Perth, Western Australia, J M Wann & D T Bell, Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia, 80:55-62, 1997
5Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
6Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access