Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

CAVS: 1264

Subspecies Macropus fuliginosus melanops Gould, 1842

  • Macropus melanops Gould, J. 1842. On some new species of Australian mammals. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1842: 10-14 [publication date established from Sclater, P.L. 1893. List of the dates of receipt from the Printers of the sheets of the Society's 'Proceedings' from 1831 to 1859 inclusive. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1893: 435–440 [438]] [10].
    Type data:
     Holotype BMNH skin (according to the holotype skin label; it is very like M. fuliginosus specimens from southern SA and SA is probably the real type locality), 'Port Essington'.




New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Southern Qld, western Vic, southern SA, southern WA.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


NSW, Qld, SA, Vic, WA: Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Broken Hill Complex (BHC), Cobar Peneplain (CP), Darling Riverine Plains (DRP), Esperance Plains (ESP), Eyre Yorke Block (EYB), Flinders Lofty Block (FLB), Gawler (GAW), Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Hampton (HAM), Jarrah Forest (JF), Kanmantoo (KAN), Mallee (MAL), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Mulga Lands (ML), Naracoorte Coastal Plain (NCP), Nullarbor (NUL), Riverina (RIV), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Warren (WAR), Yalgoo (YAL)

Ecological Descriptors

Coastal, folivore, gregarious, low open woodland, low woodland, nocturnal, open forest, open scrub, terrestrial, woodland.


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)