Scientific Name: Osphranter robustus
Size: TL 1,550–2,000 mm, including tail 750–900 mm
What does it look like?
The Common Wallaroo is heavily built (especially males), with shaggy fur and a characteristic hunched stance. Dark grey, yellowish-brown to reddish-brown or paler grey above, depending on subspecies, and generally paler below. Males darker than females.
Where is it found?
Throughout most of Australia and Barrow Island. Absent from far south (including Tas) and western Cape York Peninsula Qld.
What are its habitats & habits?
The Common Wallaroo normally occurs in small groups of up to 5 in hilly country and rocky ranges in variety of wooded and grassland habitats. Feeds mainly on grasses and herbaceous plants (principally spinifex Triodia seeds on Barrow Island).
Hisses and stamps foot when alarmed
Also known as: Euro