Petrogale concinna concinna Gould, 1842:57

Victoria River nabarlek



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Peradorcas concinna (Gould, 1842:57)


Conservation Status

Missing (DEPWS, 2021)

Last record: 1839 (specimen); 1900-1909 (uncofirmed second specimen) (Eldridge, 1997)



Victoria River District, Northern Territory, Australia

Type locality: "NW coast of Australia (=Victoria River =Wyndham)" (Calaby & Richardson, 1988:75)


Biology & Ecology

"Ecology: tropical, gregarious, noctidiurnal, terrestrial, folivore, low open woodland; shelters in caves and crevices."

(Calaby & Richardson, 1988:75)



Holotype: BMNH (adult male; skin & skull)






Original scientific description:

Gould, John. (1842). On two new species of kangaroo (Petrogale concinna and Halmaturus binoe). Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1842: 57-58.


Other references:

Calaby, J. H. and Richardson, B. J. (1988). Macropodidae, pp. 60-80. In: Walton, D. W. (ed.). Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 5. Mammalia. Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service. x + 273 pp. [p. 75]

Churchill, S. K. and Pearson, D. J. (2023). Nabarlek, Petrogale concinna, pp. 321-323. In: Baker, Andrew M. and Gynther, Ian C. (eds.). Strahan’s Mammals of Australia (4th ed.). Wahroonga, NSW: Reed New Holland Publishers. 848 pp.

Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security. (2021). Nabarlek (Victoria River District): Petrogale concinna concinna. Threatened species of the Northern Territory. Available at: [Accessed 21 August 2022]

Eldridge, M. D. B. (1997). Taxonomy of rock-wallabies, Petrogale (Marsupialia: Macropodidae). II. An historical review. Aust. Mammal. 19: 113-122.

Garnett, Stephen T., Hayward-Brown, Brittany K. et al. (2022). Australia's most imperilled vertebrates. Biological Conservation 270: 109561.

Iredale, T. and Troughton, Elias Le Geyt. (1934). A check-list of the mammals recorded from Australia. Mem. Aust. Mus. 6: i-xii + 1-122 pp.

Jackson, Stephen and Groves, Colin. (2015). Taxonomy of Australian Mammals. Clayton South, Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing. 529 pp. [p. 145]

Johnson, Chris N. and Prideaux, Gavin J. (2004). Extinctions of herbivorous mammals in the late Pleistocene of Australia in relation to their feeding ecology: no evidence for environmental change as cause of extinction. Australian Ecology 29: 553-557.

Sanson, G. D. (1983). Nabarlek Peradorcas concinna, p. 223. In Strahan, Ronald M. (ed.). The Australian Museum COmplete Book of Australian Mammals. National Photographic Index of Australian Wildlife. Sydney: Angus & Robertson.

Thomas, Oldfield. (1909). Two new mammals from northern Australia. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 8(4): 197-198.

Thomas, Oldfield. (1926). On various animals obtained during Capt. Wilkins's Expedition in Australia. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (9) 17: 625-635.


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