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

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Southwest Australia Australia No

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Consumers

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map

Distribution

Australia;

External References

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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
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License