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Petrogale xanthopus (Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby)

Wikipedia Abstract

The yellow-footed rock-wallaby (Petrogale xanthopus), formerly known as the ring-tailed wallaby, is a member of the macropod family (the marsupial family that includes the kangaroos, wallabies, tree-kangaroos, and wallaroos).
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Petrogale xanthopus celeris (Yellow-footed rock wallaby)
Petrogale xanthopus xanthopus (Yellow-footed rock wallaby)

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 6.84
EDGE Score: 2.75


Adult Weight [1]  13.23 lbs (6.00 kg)
Birth Weight [1]  1 grams
Female Maturity [1]  1 year 5 months
Diet [2]  Herbivore
Diet - Plants [2]  100 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Gestation [1]  31 days
Litter Size [1]  1
Maximum Longevity [1]  14 years
Nocturnal [2]  Yes
Weaning [1]  11 months 14 days


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Eastern Australia mulga shrublands Australia Australasia Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Eyre and York mallee Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Great Victoria desert Australia Australasia Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Mount Lofty woodlands Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Tirari-Sturt stony desert Australia Australasia Deserts and Xeric Shrublands


Parasitized by 
Cloacina caenis <Unverified Name>[3]
Cloacina communis <Unverified Name>[3]
Cloacina curta <Unverified Name>[3]
Cloacina daveyi <Unverified Name>[3]
Cloacina feronia <Unverified Name>[3]
Cloacina frequens <Unverified Name>[3]
Cloacina hydriformis <Unverified Name>[3]
Cloacina longelabiata <Unverified Name>[3]
Cloacina macropodis <Unverified Name>[3]
Cloacina parva <Unverified Name>[3]
Cloacina pearsoni <Unverified Name>[3]
Cloacina robertsi <Unverified Name>[4]
Cloacina similis <Unverified Name>[3]
Cryptosporidium fayeri <Unverified Name>[4]
Eimeria xanthopus <Unverified Name>[4]
Giardia duodenalis <Unverified Name>[4]
Labiostrongylus longispicularis <Unverified Name>[3]
Leptopsylla segnis (European mouse flea)[5]
Macropostrongyloides baylisi <Unverified Name>[3]
Rugopharynx australis[3]
Sarcocystis macropodis <Unverified Name>[4]
Toxoplasma gondii <Unverified Name>[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Adelaide Zooxanthopus
Cleland Wildlife Parkxanthopus
Great Plains Zooxanthopus
Healesville Sanctuaryxanthopus
Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardensxanthopus
Monarto Zoological Parkxanthopus
Museum de Besanconxanthopus
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zooxanthopus
Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Parkxanthopus
Prospect Park Zooxanthopus
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquarxanthopus
San Diego Zooxanthopus
Tampa's Lowry Park Zooxanthopus
Tierpark Berlin-Friedrichsfelde GmbHxanthopus
Western Plains Zooxanthopus
Zoo Aquarium de Madrid (GRPR)xanthopus

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
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
4Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
5International Flea Database
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access