|Scientific Name:||Macropus robustus|
|Species Authority:||Gould, 1841|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Ellis, M., Menkhorst, P., van Weenen, J., Burbidge, A., Copley, P., Denny, M., Woinarski, J., Mawson, P. & Morris, K.|
|Reviewer(s):||Lamoreux, J. & Hilton-Taylor, C. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)|
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, large population, occurrence in a number of protected areas, lack of major threats, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
|Range Description:||This species ranges throughout much of Australia. The subspecies Macropus robustus isabellinus is known only from Barrow Island, off the Pilbara coast of Western Australia.|
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|Population:||This species is widespread and relatively common in appropriate habitats. It is sparse in the wheatbelt of New South Wales, common in other areas of its range. In Queensland, it is common in some agricultural areas with removal of M. giganteus. It is subject to commercial take under nationally approved management plans. Total population size on Barrow Island is estimated at 1,800 individuals.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||The species is generally found in varied habitats, usually with steep escarpments, rocky hills, overhangs, and caves that provide shelter during periods of high temperature (Clancy and Croft 2008). It also shelter in dense shrub around streams. The species grazes on grasses and shrubs.|
|Use and Trade:||The text states "It is subject to commercial take under nationally approved management plans." There is no further information about this use.|
|Major Threat(s):||There appear to be no major threats to this species overall. The Barrow Island population has recently been found to suffer from anaemia and poor condition and this may be related to nutritional stress (S. D. Bradshaw pers. comm.).|
|Conservation Actions:||Mainland populations are present in a number of protected areas.|
Clancy, T. F. and Croft, D. B. 2008. Common Wallaroo, Macropus robustus. In: S. Van Dyck and R. Strahan (eds), The mammals of Australia. Third Edition, pp. 346-348. Reed New Holland, Sydney, Australia.
|Citation:||Ellis, M., Menkhorst, P., van Weenen, J., Burbidge, A., Copley, P., Denny, M., Woinarski, J., Mawson, P. & Morris, K. 2008. Macropus robustus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 May 2015.|
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