Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

CAVS: 1259

Species Notamacropus parryi (Bennett, 1835)

Whiptail Wallaby


Generic Combinations




New South Wales, Queensland

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


NSW, Qld: Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Nandewar (NAN), New England Tablelands (NET), NSW North Coast (NNC), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Wet Tropics (WT)

Ecological Descriptors

Coastal, folivore, gregarious, nocturnal, open forest, subtropical, terrestrial, woodland.

Extra Ecological Information

In areas with a grass understorey, grazer.


General References

Baker, M.L., Canfield, P.J., Gemmell, R.T., Spencer, P.B.S. & Agar, N.S. 1995. Erythrocyte metabolism in the koala, the common brushtail possum and the whiptail wallaby. Comparative Haematology International 5: 163-169

Bell, H.M. 1973. The ecology of three macropod marsupial species in an open forest and savannah woodland in north Queensland, Australia. Mammalia 37: 527-544

Johnson, P.M. 1995. Whiptail Wallaby Macropus parryi. pp. 344-346 in Strahan, R. (ed.). The Mammals of Australia: The National Photographic Index of Australian Wildlife. Sydney : Reed New Holland 756 pp.

Johnson, P.M. 1998. Reproduction of the whiptail wallaby, Macropus parryi Bennett (Marsupialia: Macropodidae), in captivity with age estimation of the pouch young. Wildlife Research 25: 635-641

Johnson, P.M. & Delean, J.S.C. 1998. Sex determination of the whiptail wallaby Macropus parryi using adult skulls. Australian Mammalogy 20: 425-426

Kaufmann, J.H. 1974. Social ethology of the whiptail wallaby, Macropus parryi, in northeastern New South Wales. Animal Behaviour 22: 281-369

Maynes, G.M. 1973. Aspects of reproduction in the whiptail wallaby, Macropus parryi. The Australian Zoologist 18: 43-46

Southwell, C. & Fletcher, M. 1990. The use of roads and tracks as transect routes for surveying the abundance of whiptail wallabies, Macropus parryi (Marsupialia: Macropodidae). Australian Mammalogy 13: 223-226

Southwell, C.J., Weaver, K.E., Cairns, S.C., et al. 1995. Abundance of macropods in north-eastern New South Wales, and the logistics of broad-scale ground surveys. Wildlife Research 22: 757-766

Southwell, C.J. & Fletcher, M.S. 1988. Diurnal and nocturnal habitat utilisation by the whiptail wallaby, Macropus parryi. Australian Wildlife Research 15: 595-603


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
29-Nov-2016 MACROPODIDAE 14-Nov-2016 MODIFIED
29-Nov-2016 05-Nov-2010 MOVED
29-Oct-2010 29-Oct-2010 MOVED
12-Feb-2010 (import)