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Species Wallabia bicolor (Desmarest, 1804)

Swamp Wallaby

 

Generic Combinations

  • Wallabia bicolor (Desmarest, 1804).

 

Distribution

States

Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)

IBRA

ACT, NSW, Qld, SA, Vic: Australian Alps (AA), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Desert Uplands (DEU), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Flinders (FLI), Nandewar (NAN), New England Tablelands (NET), NSW North Coast (NNC), NSW South Western Slopes (NSS), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Coastal Plain (SCP), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Highlands (SEH), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Victorian Midlands (VM), Victorian Volcanic Plain (VVP), Wet Tropics (WT)

Ecological Descriptors

Folivore, heath, nocturnal, open forest, subtropical, terrestrial, woodland.

Extra Ecological Information

Associated with areas of thick undergrowth.

 

General References

Claridge, A.W., Trappe, J.M. & Claridge, D.L. 2001. Mycophagy by the swamp wallaby (Wallabia bicolor). Wildlife Research 28: 643-645

Claridge, A.W. & May, T.W. 1994. Mycophagy among Australian mammals. Australian Journal of Ecology 19: 251-275

Edwards, G.P. & Ealey, E.H.M. 1975. Aspects of the ecology of the swamp wallaby Wallabia bicolor (Marsupialia: Macropodidae). Australian Mammalogy 1: 307-317

Hill, G.J.E. & Phinn, S.R. 1993. Revegetated sand mining areas, swamp wallabies and remote sensing: North Stradbroke Island. Australian Geographical Studies 31: 3-13

Hollis, C.J., Robertshaw, J.D. & Harden, R.H. 1986. Ecology of the swamp wallaby, Wallabia bicolor, in north-eastern New South Wales. I. Diet. Australian Wildlife Research 13: 355-365

Hollis, C.J., Robertshaw, J.D. & Harden, R.H. 1986. Ecology of the swamp wallaby in north-eastern New South Wales, Australia, I. Diet. Wildlife Research 13: 355-366

Jarman, P.J. 1994. The eating of seedheads by species of Macropodidae. Australian Mammalogy 17: 51-63

Lindenmayer, D.B., Cunningham, R.B., Donnelly, C.F., Triggs, B.A. & Belvedere, M. 1994. The conservation of arboreal marsupials in the montane ash forests of the central highlands of Victoria, south-eastern Australia V. Patterns of use and the microhabitat requirements of the mountain brushtail possum Trichosurus caninus Ogilby in retained linear habitats (wildlife corridors). Biological Conservation 68: 43-51

Lunney, D. & O'Connell, M. 1988. Habitat selection by the swamp wallaby, Wallabia bicolor, the red-necked wallaby, Macropus rufogriseus, and the common wombat, Vombatus ursinus, in logged, burnt forest near Bega, New South Wales. Australian Wildlife Research 15: 695-706

McEvoy, J.C. 1979. The taxonomic status of the red Stradbroke wallaby. Mammalia 43: 581-583

Merchant, J.C. 1995. Swamp Wallaby Wallabia bicolor. pp. 404-405 in Strahan, R. (ed.). The Mammals of Australia: The National Photographic Index of Australian Wildlife. Sydney : Reed New Holland 756 pp.

Montague, T.L. 1993. An assessment of the ability of tree guards to prevent browsing damage using captive swamp wallabies. Australian Forestry 56: 145-147

Montague, T.L. 1994. Wallaby browsing and seedling palatability. Australian Forestry 57: 171-175

Osawa, R. 1989. Road-kills of the swamp wallaby, Wallabia bicolor, on North Stradbroke Island, south-east Queensland. Australian Wildlife Research 16: 95-104

Osawa, R. 1990. Feeding strategies of the swamp wallaby, Wallabia bicolor, on North Stradbroke Island, Queensland. I. Composition of diets. Australian Wildlife Research 17: 615-621

Osawa, R. & Woodall, P.F. 1990. Feeding strategies of the swamp wallaby, Wallabia bicolor, on North Stradbroke Island, Queensland. II. Effects of seasonal changes in diet quality on intestinal morphology. Australian Wildlife Research 17: 623-632

Osawa, R. & Woodall, P.F. 1992. A comparative study of macroscopic and microscopic dimensions of the intestine in five macropods (Marsupialia: Macropodidae). I. Allometric relationships. Australian Journal of Zoology 40: 91-98

Osawa, R. & Woodall, P.F. 1992. A comparative study of macroscopic and microscopic dimensions of the intestine in five macropods (Marsupialia: Macropodidae). II. Relationship with feeding habits and fibre content on the diet. Australian Journal of Zoology 40: 99-113

Paplinska, R.L.C., Moyle, P.D., Temple-Smith, P.D. & Renfree, M.B. 2003. 15. Seasonal breeding in a Victorian population of the swamp wallaby (Wallabia bicolor). Reproduction Fertility and Development. Abstracts of the 34th Annual Conference of the Society for Reproductive Biology. pp.

Pollock, D.C. & Montague, T.L. 1991. A new trap trigger mechanism for the capture of swamp wallabies, Wallabia bicolor (Marsupialia: Macropodidae). Wildlife Research 18: 459-461

Ramsey, D.S.L. & Wilson, J.C. 1997. The impact of grazing by macropods on coastal foredune vegetation in southeast Queensland. Australian Journal of Ecology 22: 288-297

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

Troy, S. & Coulson, G. 1993. Home range of the swamp wallaby, Wallabia bicolor. Wildlife Research 20: 571-577

Warburton, B. & Sadlier, R.M.F. 1990. Swamp wallaby Wallabia bicolor (Desmarest, 1804). pp. 64-67 in King, C.M. (ed.). The Handbook of New Zealand Mammals. Auckland : Oxford University Press.

 

History of changes

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12-Feb-2010 (import)