Macropus wombeyensis Broom, 1896

Wombeyan kangaroo



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Extinct or invalid (synonym)

Last record: Late Pleistocene



New South Wales, Australia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:



Other references:

Dawson, L. and Flannery, T. F. (1985). Taxonomic and phylogenetic status of living and fossil kangaroos and wallabies of the genus Macropus Shaw (Macropodidae: Marsupialia), with a new subgeneric name for the larger wallabies. Australian Journal of Zoology 33(4): 473-498.

Ride, W. D. L. (1960). The fossil mammalian fauna of the Burramys parvus breccia from the Wombeyan Caves, New South Wales. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 43: 74-80.

Wakefield, Norman A. (1972). Palaeoecology of fossil mammal assemblages for some Australian caves. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 85(1): 1-26.


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Mahoney, J. A. and Ride, W. D. L. (1975). Index to the genera and species of fossil Mammalia described from Australia and New Guinea between 1838 and 1968. Western Australian Museum Special Publication 6: 1-250.