The Yellow-Footed Rock Wallaby

The yellow-footed rock-wallaby, Petrogale xanthopus ('petra'= rock, 'gale' = weasel; 'xanthos' = yellow, 'pous' = feet), is the largest of the Petrogale genus belonging to the Macropodidae family.

This habitat- specific marsupial occurs in relatively small colonies on isolated dissected rocky outcrops in semi-arid and arid Australia.

The species has a discontinuous geographical distribution in the Flinders and Gawler Ranges and the Olary Hills in South Australia, the Gap and Coturaundee Ranges in New South Wales and a number of ranges in the Adavale Basin, Queensland. Although once extremely prolific, the species is now listed nationally as endangered.