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Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby)

Wikipedia Abstract

The swamp wallaby (Wallabia bicolor) is a small macropod marsupial of eastern Australia. This wallaby is also commonly known as the black wallaby, with other names including black-tailed wallaby, fern wallaby, black pademelon, stinker (in Queensland), and black stinker (in New South Wales) on account of its characteristic swampy odour. The swamp wallaby is the only living member of the genus Wallabia.
View Wikipedia Record: Wallabia bicolor

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 11.7
EDGE Score: 2.54


Adult Weight [1]  32.24 lbs (14.63 kg)
Birth Weight [1]  1 grams
Female Maturity [1]  1 year 2 months
Male Maturity [1]  1 year 2 months
Diet [2]  Herbivore
Diet - Plants [2]  100 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Gestation [1]  36 days
Litter Size [1]  1
Litters / Year [1]  1
Maximum Longevity [1]  17 years
Nocturnal [2]  Yes
Weaning [1]  8 months 16 days


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Australian Alps montane grasslands Australia Australasia Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Brigalow tropical savanna Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Cape York Peninsula tropical savanna Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Carpentaria tropical savanna Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Eastern Australian temperate forests Australia Australasia Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Einasleigh upland savanna Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Mitchell grass downs Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Murray-Darling woodlands and mallee Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub  
Naracoorte woodlands Australia Australasia Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Queensland tropical rain forests Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests  
Southeast Australia temperate forests Australia Australasia Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Southeast Australia temperate savanna Australia Australasia Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Bald Rock National Park II 21998 New South Wales, Australia
Croajingolong National Park II 217067 Victoria, Australia
Dunggir National Park II 6402 New South Wales, Australia
Girraween National Park II 28978 Queensland, Australia
Grampians National Park II 416373 Victoria, Australia
Kosciuszko National Park II 1705480 New South Wales, Australia
Shoalwater and Corio Bays Area Ramsar Site   Queensland, Australia
Wilson's Promontory National Park II 119279 Victoria, Australia

Prey / Diet

Cynodon dactylon (manienie)[3]
Melinis minutiflora (puakatau)[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Axis porcinus (hog deer)1
Macropus fuliginosus (Western Grey Kangaroo)1
Macropus irma (Western Brush Wallaby)1
Odonaspis australiensis1


Aquila audax (Wedge-tailed Eagle)[4]
Canis lupus dingo (domestic dog)[5]
Varanus varius (Lace Monitor)[6]


Parasitized by 
Arundelia dissimilis <Unverified Name>[7]
Austrostrongylus aggregatus <Unverified Name>[7]
Austrostrongylus chandleri <Unverified Name>[7]
Austrostrongylus mawsonae <Unverified Name>[8]
Austrostrongylus smalesae <Unverified Name>[8]
Austrostrongylus victoriensis <Unverified Name>[7]
Bancroftiella tenuis <Unverified Name>[7]
Boopia notafusca[8]
Breinlia annulipapillata <Unverified Name>[8]
Breinlia mundayi <Unverified Name>[8]
Breinlia spelaea <Unverified Name>[7]
Cloacina annulata <Unverified Name>[7]
Cloacina antigone <Unverified Name>[7]
Cloacina ares <Unverified Name>[7]
Cloacina castor <Unverified Name>[7]
Cloacina communis <Unverified Name>[7]
Cloacina cornuta <Unverified Name>[7]
Cloacina echidne <Unverified Name>[7]
Cloacina edwardsi <Unverified Name>[7]
Cloacina eos <Unverified Name>[7]
Cloacina gallardi <Unverified Name>[7]
Cloacina herceus <Unverified Name>[7]
Cloacina hydriformis <Unverified Name>[7]
Cloacina io <Unverified Name>[7]
Cloacina littoralis <Unverified Name>[7]
Cloacina macropodis <Unverified Name>[7]
Cloacina mawsonae <Unverified Name>[7]
Cloacina minor <Unverified Name>[7]
Cloacina papillata <Unverified Name>[7]
Cloacina papillatissima <Unverified Name>[7]
Cloacina parva <Unverified Name>[7]
Cloacina pollux <Unverified Name>[7]
Cloacina similis <Unverified Name>[7]
Cloacina tyche <Unverified Name>[7]
Cloacina typica <Unverified Name>[7]
Cloacina wallabiae <Unverified Name>[7]
Cryptosporidium macropodum <Unverified Name>[8]
Cyclostrongylus wallabiae <Unverified Name>[7]
Dirofilaria roemeri <Unverified Name>[7]
Echinococcus granulosus[7]
Eimeria bicolor <Unverified Name>[8]
Eimeria wallabiae <Unverified Name>[8]
Fasciola hepatica (common liver fluke)[7]
Filarinema asymmetricum <Unverified Name>[7]
Filarinema asymmetricus <Unverified Name>[8]
Filarinema cassonei <Unverified Name>[7]
Filarinema mawsonae <Unverified Name>[7]
Filarinema woodi <Unverified Name>[8]
Giardia duodenalis <Unverified Name>[8]
Globocephaloides macropodis <Unverified Name>[7]
Globocephaloides trifidospicularis[7]
Heterodoxus macropus[8]
Heterodoxus spiniger[8]
Heterodoxus ualabati[8]
Hypodontus macropi <Unverified Name>[7]
Klossiella serendipensis <Unverified Name>[8]
Labiostrongylus clelandi <Unverified Name>[7]
Labiostrongylus communis[7]
Labiostrongylus insularis <Unverified Name>[7]
Labiostrongylus labiostrongylus <Unverified Name>[7]
Labiostrongylus ualabatus <Unverified Name>[7]
Labiostrongylus uncinatus <Unverified Name>[7]
Latumcephalum lesouefi <Unverified Name>[8]
Latumcephalum macropus[8]
Macropodinium bicolor <Unverified Name>[8]
Macroponema beveridgei <Unverified Name>[7]
Macropostrongyloides baylisi <Unverified Name>[7]
Macropostrongyloides dissimilis <Unverified Name>[7]
Macropostrongylus macropostrongylus <Unverified Name>[7]
Maplestonema typicum <Unverified Name>[7]
Marsupostrongylus dorrigoensis <Unverified Name>[7]
Marsupostrongylus longilarvatus <Unverified Name>[7]
Marsupostrongylus wallabiae <Unverified Name>[7]
Megavestibulum kuhri <Unverified Name>[8]
Monilonema ochetocephalum <Unverified Name>[7]
Ortholfersia phaneroneura[8]
Parapharyngostrongylus dentatus <Unverified Name>[7]
Parazoniolaimus collaris <Unverified Name>[7]
Pelecitus roemeri <Unverified Name>[7]
Polycosta roundi <Unverified Name>[8]
Popovastrongylus wallabiae <Unverified Name>[7]
Progamotaenia bancrofti <Unverified Name>[7]
Progamotaenia dilatata <Unverified Name>[8]
Progamotaenia ewersi <Unverified Name>[7]
Progamotaenia festiva <Unverified Name>[7]
Progamotaenia macropodis <Unverified Name>[7]
Progamotaenia ualabati <Unverified Name>[8]
Rugopharynx australis[7]
Rugopharynx epsilon <Unverified Name>[7]
Rugopharynx mu <Unverified Name>[7]
Toxoplasma gondii <Unverified Name>[8]
Triplotaenia undosa <Unverified Name>[7]
Wallabinema labiatum <Unverified Name>[7]
Woodwardostrongylus obendorfi <Unverified Name>[7]
Zoniolaimus brevicaudatus <Unverified Name>[8]
Zoniolaimus setifer <Unverified Name>[7]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aqua Zoo Friesland
Australia Zoo
Blackbutt Reserve
Brevard Zoo
Brisbane's Alma Park Zoo
Burger's Zoo
Center for Conserv. of Trop. Ungulates
Cleland Wildlife Park
Cougar Mountain Zoological Park
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuaryingrami
David Fleay Wildlife Park
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Edinburgh Zoo-Scottish National Zoo
Healesville Sanctuarybicolor
National Zoo & Aquarium
Nogeyama Zoological Gardens Yokohama
Riga Zoobicolor
Rotterdam Zoo
Santa Ana Zoo
South Lakes Wild Animal Park
Taronga Zoo
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
Toronto Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoobicolor
Western Plains Zoo
Wildlife World Zoo
Yokohama Zool. Gardens
Zoo d'Asson
Zoo Hannover GmbH

Range Map

Australia; Croajingolong;



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
3"Feeding Strategies of the Swamp Wallaby, Wallabia bicolor, on North Stradbroke Island, Queensland. I: Composition of Diets.", R Osawa, Australian Wildlife Research 17(6) 615 - 621 (1990)
4Olsen, J., Judge, D., Fuentes, E., Rose, AB and Debus, S. (2010). Diets of Wedge-tailed Eagles (Aquila audax) and Little Eagles (Hieraaetus morphnoides) breeding near Canberra, Australia Journal of Raptor Research 44: 50–61
59.1 Dingo, Canis lupus dingo, L.K. Corbett, Sillero-Zubiri, C., Hoffmann, M. and Macdonald, D.W. (eds). 2004. Canids: Foxes, Wolves, Jackals and Dogs. Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan. IUCN/SSC Canid Specialist Group. Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK. x + 430 pp.
6Diet of the Lace Monitor Lizard (Varanus varius) in south-eastern Australia, Brian W. Weavers, Australian Zoologist, Vol. 25(3) 83-85
7Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
8Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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