Macropus greyi 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Diprotodontia Macropodidae

Scientific Name: Macropus greyi
Species Authority: Waterhouse, 1845
Common Name(s):
English Toolache Wallaby

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Australasian Mammal Assessment Workshop
Reviewer(s): Lamoreux, J. & Hilton-Taylor, C. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Extinct because the last wild individuals of Macropus greyi were recorded in 1924, although a few captives survived until around 1937. This species has not be recorded since, despite extensive research in the region.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Extinct (EX)
1994 Extinct (Ex)
1990 Extinct (Ex)
1988 Extinct (Ex)
1986 Extinct (Ex)
1982 Extinct (Ex)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species was endemic to Australia, where it was generally restricted to south-eastern South Australia. The last wild individuals were recorded in 1924, although a few captives survived until around 1937. Surveys conducted by the South Australia National Parks and Wildlife Service suggest that the species persisted until the early 1970's (Smith and Robinson 2008).
Countries occurrence:
Regionally extinct:
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Population [top]

Population: It is presumed to be extinct.
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species was found in areas of open country. It lived at the edge of Stringy-bark heath in grassy areas too wet in winter to support eucalypt cover (Smith and Robinson 2008).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Introduced predators, competition from livestock, bounty and sport hunting, and direct killing for the animal's pelt have resulted in the extinction of the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Any reports of the persistence of this species, including finds of recent remains, should be investigated to determine whether it is possibly still extant.

Citation: Australasian Mammal Assessment Workshop. 2008. Macropus greyi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T12625A3366597. . Downloaded on 26 November 2015.
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