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CAVS: 1202

Species Onychogalea lunata (Gould, 1841)

Crescent Nailtail Wallaby

  • Macropus lunatus Gould, J. 1841. On five new species of kangaroo. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1840: 92-94 [Apr. 1841; publication date established from Duncan, F.M. 1937. On the dates of publication of the Society's 'Proceedings', 1859–1926. With an appendix containing the dates of publication of 'Proceedings', 1830–1858, compiled by the late F.H. Waterhouse, and of the 'Transactions', 1853–1869, by the late Henry Peavot, originally published in P.Z.S. 1893, 1913. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 107: 71–84] [93].
    Type data:
     Holotype BMNH 1841.1131 skin & damaged skull without mandible, W coast of Australia.


Generic Combinations

  • Onychogalea lunata (Gould, 1841).




Northern Territory, South Australia, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Presumed extinct, last recorded in 1930.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


NT, SA, WA: Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Broken Hill Complex (BHC), Burt Plain (BRT), Coolgardie (COO), Central Ranges (CR), Davenport Murchison Ranges (DMR), Eyre Yorke Block (EYB), Finke (FIN), Flinders Lofty Block (FLB), Gawler (GAW), Gibson Desert (GD), Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Great Sandy Desert (GSD), Great Victoria Desert (GVD), Hampton (HAM), Jarrah Forest (JF), Kanmantoo (KAN), Little Sandy Desert (LSD), MacDonnell Ranges (MAC), Mallee (MAL), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Murchison (MUR), Nullarbor (NUL), Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields (SSD), Stony Plains (STP), Sturt Plateau (STU), Tanami (TAN), Yalgoo (YAL)

Ecological Descriptors

Folivore, noctidiurnal, terrestrial.


Common Name References

ABRS 2001. Census of Australian Vertebrates. Australian Biological Resources Study. (Crescent Nailtail Wallaby)


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)