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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) 
5
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
27
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 11.7
EDGE Score: 2.54

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  32.243 lbs (14.625 kg)
Birth Weight [1]  1 grams
Diet [2]  Herbivore
Diet - Plants [2]  100 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Female Maturity [1]  1 year 2 months
Male Maturity [1]  1 year 2 months
Gestation [1]  36 days
Litter Size [1]  1
Litters / Year [1]  1.4
Maximum Longevity [1]  17 years
Nocturnal [2]  Yes
Weaning [1]  8 months 16 days

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

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

Predators

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

Consumers

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map

Distribution

Australia;

External References

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
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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