Bennett's wallaby

Macropus rufogriseus rufogriseus (Desmarest, 1817)

The red-necked wallaby or Bennett's wallaby is a medium-sized macropod marsupial, common in the more temperate and fertile parts of eastern Australia, including Tasmania.

Red-necked wallabies are distinguished by their black nose and paws, white stripe on the upper lip, and grizzled medium grey coat with a reddish wash across the shoulders.

The Tasmanian form, Macropus rufogriseus rufogriseus, usually known as Bennett's wallaby, is smaller (as island subspecies often are), has longer, darker, shaggier fur, and breeds in the late summer, mostly between February and April. They have adapted to living in proximity to humans and can be found grazing on lawns in the fringes of Hobart and other urban areas.

Red-necked wallabies have been introduced to several other countries, including New Zealand, England, Scotland, Ireland, France and the Isle of Man

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What habitats does Macropus rufogriseus rufogriseus live in?

Red-necked wallabies are found in coastal scrub and sclerophyll forest throughout coastal and highland eastern Australia

What is the distribution of Macropus rufogriseus rufogriseus?

From Bundaberg, Queensland to the South Australian border, Tasmania and on many of the Bass Strait islands

How big does Macropus rufogriseus rufogriseus grow?

They can weigh 13.8 to 18.6 kilograms and attain a head-body length of 90 centimetres

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