Notamacropus eugenii eugenii (Desmarest, 1817:38)

Tammar wallaby, Tamar wallaby, Eugene Island kangaroo



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Thylogale eugenii (Desmarest, 1817:38); Kangurus Eugenii Desmarest, (year?: 274); Macropus Eugenii Desmarest, 1817:38; Macropus eugenii eugenii (Desmarest, 1817:38); Halmaturus derluanus Gould (year?); Halmaturus Thetidis Geoff. & F. Cuv.


Conservation Status

Rediscovered in 1964

IUCN RedList status: Least Concern



South Australia (mainland)


Biology & Ecology










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