Notamacropus Information

From Wikipedia

Notamacropus [1]
Whiptail Wallaby Front.JPG
Whiptail wallaby (Notamacropus parryi)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Diprotodontia
Family: Macropodidae
Subfamily: Macropodinae
Genus: Notamacropus
Dawson & Flannery, 1985
Type species
Macropus agilis
Gould, 1841

Notamacropus is a genus of small marsupials in the family Macropodidae, commonly known as wallabies (among other species).

In 2019, a reassessment of macropod taxonomy determined that Notamacropus and Osphranter, formerly considered subgenera of Macropus, should be moved to the genus level. [2] This change was accepted by the Australian Faunal Directory in 2020. [3]


Image Scientific name Distribution
The watchful mother eye.jpg Agile wallaby (Notamacropus agilis) Agile Wallaby area.png
Macropus dorsalis.jpg Black-striped wallaby (Notamacropus dorsalis) Black-striped Wallaby area.png
Kaetchen Kaenguruh.jpg Parma wallaby (Notamacropus parma) Parma Wallaby area.png
Macropus rufogriseus rufogriseus Bruny.jpg Red-necked wallaby (Notamacropus rufogriseus) Red-necked Wallaby area.png
Macropus eugenii.jpg Tammar wallaby (Notamacropus eugenii) Tammar Wallaby area.png
Eating Wallaby.jpg Western brush wallaby (Notamacropus irma) Western Brush Wallaby area.png
Whiptail Wallaby Side.JPG Whiptail wallaby (Notamacropus parryi) Pretty-faced Wallaby area.png
Macropus greyi - Gould.jpg Toolache wallaby (Notamacropus greyi) Macropus greyi.png


  1. ^ Groves, C. P. (2005). "Order Diprotodontia". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 63–66. ISBN  978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC  62265494.
  2. ^ Celik, Mélina; Cascini, Manuela; Haouchar, Dalal; Van Der Burg, Chloe; Dodt, William; Evans, Alistair; Prentis, Peter; Bunce, Michael; Fruciano, Carmelo; Phillips, Matthew (28 March 2019). "A molecular and morphometric assessment of the systematics of the Macropus complex clarifies the tempo and mode of kangaroo evolution". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 186 (3): 793–812. doi: 10.1093/zoolinnean/zlz005. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Names List for MACROPODIDAE, Australian Faunal Directory". Australian Biological Resources Study, Australian Department of the Environment and Energy. 13 February 2020. Retrieved 1 March 2020.