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Brush-tailed rock wallaby.
Photo © WPSQ

(Petrogale penicillata) John Edward Grey first described this wallaby and provided Brush-tailed rock wallaby.Photo © WPSQ its scientific name in 1827 from a drawing by Lewin from what was then known as New Holland. The brush-tailed rock wallaby once lived in scattered colonies in the rugged rocky country of south-eastern Australia. It was found along …

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Wallaby feeding, showing bridle markings.
Photo © Lee Curtis

(Onychogalea fraenata) Also called: Flashjack, Waistcoat wallaby, Pademelon (though it’s not really a Pademelon), Merrin (Indigenous) Introduction Bridled nailtail wallaby.Photo © Lee Curtis The bridled nailtail wallaby (Onychogalea fraenata) is one of three nailtail wallaby species, only two of which exist today. All these species of wallaby are named after the bony nail-like projection at …

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