Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory

Lumholtz's Tree-Kangaroo, North Queensland

Lumholtz's Tree-Kangaroo, North Queensland


Regional Maps

CAVS: 1230

Species Dendrolagus lumholtzi Collett, 1884

Lumholtz's Tree-kangaroo





IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Qld: Wet Tropics (WT)

Ecological Descriptors

Closed forest, folivore, frugivorous, nocturnal.


General References

Bower, J.C., Newell, G.R. & Eldridge, M.D.B. 2002. Genetic effects of habitat contraction on Lumholtz's tree kangaroo (Dendrolagus lumholtzi) in the Australian Wet Tropics. Conservation Genetics 3: 61-69

Groves, C.P. 1982. The systematics of tree kangaroos (Dendrolagus: Marsupialia, Macropodidae). Australian Mammalogy 5: 157-186

Iwaniuk, A.N., Nelson, J.E., Ivanco, T.L., Pellis, S.M. & Whishaw, I.Q. 1998. Reaching, grasping and manipulation of food objects by two tree kangaroo species, Dendrolagus lumholtzi and Dendrolagus matschiei. Australian Journal of Zoology 1998: 235-248

Johnson, P.M. 1995. Lumholtz's Tree-kangaroo Dendrolagus lumholtzi. pp. 309-310 in Strahan, R. (ed.). The Mammals of Australia: The National Photographic Index of Australian Wildlife. Sydney : Reed New Holland 756 pp.

Johnson, P.M. & Delean, S. 2003. Reproduction of Lumholt's tree kangaroo, Dendrolagus lumholtzi (Marsupialia: Macropodidae) in captivity, with age estimation and development of the pouch young. Wildlife Research 30: 505-512

Laurance, W.F. 1990. Effects of weather on marsupial folivore activity in a north Queensland upland tropical rainforest. Australian Mammalogy 13: 41-47

Laurance, W.F. & Laurance, S.G.W. 1996. Response of five arboreal marsupials to recent selective logging in tropical Australia. Biotropica 28: 310-322

Newell, G.R. 1999. Home range and habitat utilization of Lumholt's tree kangaroo (Dendrolagus lumholtzi) within a rainforest fragment in North Queensland. Wildlife Research 26: 129-145

Newell, G.R. 1999. Responses of Lumholtz's tree kangaroo (Dendrolagus lumholtzi) to loss of habitat within a tropical rainforest fragment. Biological Conservation 91: 181-189

Procter-Gray, E. 1984. Dietary ecology of the coppery brushtail possum, green ringtail possum and Lumholtz's tree kangaroo in northern Queensland. pp. 129-135 in Smith, A. & Hume, I. (eds). Possums and Gliders. Sydney : Surrey Beatty & Sons, Australian Mammal Society 598 pp.

Procter-Gray, E. & Ganslosser, U. 1986. The individual behaviours of Lumholtz's tree-kangaroo: repertoire and taxonomic implications. Journal of Mammalogy 67: 343-352

Winter, J. 1991. Mammals. pp. 43-54 in Nix, H.A. & Switzer, M.A. (eds). Rainforest Animals: Atlas of vertebrates endemic to Australia's wet tropics. Canberra : Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service 111 pp. [Kowari]


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)