Agile Wallaby


Agile Wallaby

Taxobox
name = Agile WallabyMSW3 Groves|pages=63]
status = LC
status_system = iucn3.1
status_ref = IUCN2006 | assessors = Australasian Marsupial & Monotreme Specialist Group | year = 1996 | id = 40560 | title = Macropus agilis | downloaded = 30 December 2006]



image_width = 225px
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Mammalia
infraclassis = Marsupialia
ordo = Diprotodontia
familia = Macropodidae
genus = "Macropus"
species = "M. agilis"
binomial = "Macropus agilis"
binomial_authority = (Gould, 1842)

The Agile Wallaby ("Macropus agilis"), also known as the Sandy Wallaby, is a species of wallaby found in northern Australia and New Guinea. It is the most common wallaby in Australia's north.cite book|last=Menkhorst|first=Peter|year=2001|title=A Field Guide to the Mammals of Australia|publisher=Oxford University Press|pages=110]

The Agile Wallaby, as its alternative name implies, is a sandy colour becoming paler below. It is a sociable animal and grazes on grasses and other plants.

There are four subspecies of the Agile Wallaby:
*"M. a. agilis" - the nominate subspecies is found in Northern Territory;
*"M. a. jardinii" - this subspecies is found on the northern and eastern coasts of Queensland;
*"M. a. nigrescens" - found in the Kimberley and Arnhem Land regions of Western Australia;
*"M. a. papuanus" - found in southern and southeastern Papua New Guinea and some neighbouring islands.cite book|last=Merchant|first=J.C.|year=1983|title=Agile Wallaby "in" "The Complete Book of Australian Mammals" (ed. Ronald Strahan)|publisher=Angus & Robertson|pages=242]

The Agile Wallaby is not considered threatened.

References

External links

* [http://www.anhs.com.au/agile_wallaby.htm Photo of female with joey]


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