Australian Biological Resources Study

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CAVS: 1225

Species Petrogale persephone Maynes, 1982

Proserpine Rock-wallaby





IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Qld: Central Mackay Coast (CMC)

Ecological Descriptors

Closed forest, folivore, gregarious, terrestrial.


General References

Begg, M., Beveridge, I., Chilton, N.B., Johnson, P.M. & O'Callaghan, M.G. 1995. Parasites of the Proserpine rock wallaby, Petrogale persephone (Marsupialia: Macropodidae). Australian Mammalogy 18: 45-53

Clancy, T.F. & Close, R.L. 1997. Queensland rock-wallabies - An overview of their conservation status, threats and management. Australian Mammalogy 19: 169-174

Eldridge, M.D.B. 1997. Taxonomy of rock-wallabies, Petrogale (Marsupialia: Macropodidae). II. An historical review. Australian Mammalogy 19: 113-122

Eldridge, M.D.B., Johnston, P.G. & Close, R.L. 1992. Chromosomal rearrangements in rock wallabies, Petrogale (Marsupialia: Macropodidae) VI. Determination of the plesiomorphic karyotype: G-banding comparison of Thylogale with Petrogale persephone, P. xanthopus and P. l. lateralis. Cytogenetics and Cell Genetics 61: 29-33

Holloway, C.T. 2001. Habitat preferences of the Proserpine rock-wallaby Petrogale persephone. Unpublished Honours thesis. Townsville : James Cook University.

Johnson, P.M. 2003. Kangaroos of Queensland. Brisbane : Queensland Museum.

Johnson, P.M., Nolan, B.J. & Schaper, D.N. 2003. Introduction of the Proserpine rock-wallaby Petrogale persephone from mainland Queensland to nearby Hayman Island. Australian Mammalogy 25: 61-71

Johnson, P.M. & Delean, J.S.C. 1999. Reproduction in the Proserpine rock-wallaby, Petrogale persephone Maynes (Marsupialia: Macropodidae), in captivity, with age estimation and development of the pouch young. Wildlife Research 26: 631-639

Maxwell, S., Burbidge, A.A. & Morris, K. 1996. The 1996 Action Plan for Australian Marsupials and Monotremes. Canberra : Wildlife Australia 234 pp.

Maxwell, S., Burbidge, A.A. & Morris, K. 1996. The 1996 Action Plan for Australian Marsupials and Monotremes. Canberra : Wildlife Australia 234 pp.

Nolan, B.J. 1997. An update of the Proserpine rock-wallaby P. persephone Recovery Plan. Australian Mammalogy 19: 309-314

Sharman, G.B., Maynes, G.M., Eldridge, M.D.B. & Close, R.L. 1995. Proserpine Rock-wallaby Petrogale persephone. pp. 386-387 in Strahan, R. (ed.). The Mammals of Australia: The National Photographic Index of Australian Wildlife. Sydney : Reed New Holland 756 pp.

Winkel, P. 1997. The Ecology and Management of the Proserpine Rock-wallaby Petrogale persephone. Brisbane. Report to the Queensland Department of Environmet and Heritage. pp.


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 05-Nov-2010 MOVED
29-Oct-2010 29-Oct-2010 MOVED
12-Feb-2010 (import)