Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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CAVS: 1227

Species Petrogale concinna Gould, 1842




Northern Territory, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Present on Bigge, Katers and Boongaree Islands in the Bonaparte Archipelago, and Groote Eylandt.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


NT, WA: Arnhem Coast (ARC), Arnhem Plateau (ARP), Central Arnhem (CA), Central Kimberley (CK), Daly Basin (DAB), Darwin Coastal (DAC), Dampierland (DL), Gulf Fall and Uplands (GFU), Gulf Coastal (GUC), Gulf Plains (GUP), Northern Kimberley (NK), Ord Victoria Plain (OVP), Pine Creek (PCK), Tiwi Cobourg (TIW), Victoria Bonaparte (VB)

Ecological Descriptors

Cave dweller, folivore, gregarious, low open woodland, nocturnal, terrestrial.

Extra Ecological Information

Shelters in caves and crevices.


General References

Churchill, S. 1997. Habitat use, distribution and conservation status of the nabarlek, P. concinna, and sympatric rock-dwelling mammals, in the Northern Territory. Australian Mammalogy 19: 297-308

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. & Lowry, P.S. 1992. Chromosomal rearrangements in rock wallabies, Petrogale (Marsupialia: Macropodidae) VII. G-banding analysis of Petrogale brachyotis and P. concinna: species with dramatically altered karyotypes. Cytogenetics and Cell Genetics 61: 34-39

Goldstone, A.D. & Nelson, J.E. 1986. Aggressive behaviour in two female Peradorcas concinna (Macropodidae) and its relation to oestrus. Australian Wildlife Research 13: 375-385

Lundie-Jenkins, G. & Findlay, E. 1997. Distribution and status of rock-wallabies in the Northern Territory. Australian Mammalogy 19: 175-182

Nelson, J.E. & Goldstone, A. 1986. Reproduction in Peradorcas concinna (Marsupialia: Macropodidae). Australian Wildlife Research 13: 501-506

Pearson, D.J. & Kinnear, J.E. 1997. A review of the distribution, status and conservation of rock-wallabies in Western Australia. Australian Mammalogy 19: 137-152

Press, A.J. 1988. The distribution and status of macropods (Marsupialia: Macropodidae) in Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory. Australian Mammalogy 11: 103-108

Sanson, G.D. 1995. Nabarlek Petrogale concinna. pp. 371-372 in Strahan, R. (ed.). The Mammals of Australia: The National Photographic Index of Australian Wildlife. Sydney : Reed New Holland 756 pp.

Sanson, G.D., Nelson, J.E. & Fell, P. 1985. Ecology of Peradorcas concinna in Arnhem Land in a wet and a dry season. Proceedings of the Ecological Society of Australia 13: 65-72


History of changes

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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)