Nabarlek (Top End)  |  

Petrogale concinna canescens

Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list

The nabarlek is a small wallaby, with a head and body length of 29-35 cm and a tail length of 22-31 cm. Its fur is a dull rufous marbled with light grey and black above, and grey-white below. An indistinct dark grey to black shoulder-stripe is sometimes present. Its tail has a black brush tip. It is unique among the marsupials in apparently producing an unlimited number of supernumerary molars. The nabarlek (Top End) can be distinguished from the other two subspecies by its generally greyer fur colour, which is heavily grizzled with the greyish and blackish tips of the longer hairs.The back is dull instead of brilliant rufous like the Victoria River subspecies, and it does not have the tawny rump of the Kimberley subspecies.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Petrogale concinna canescens

    Quantify the relative impacts upon High population of a range of current fire regimes; and the mechanisms by which those fire regimes have impacts on this subspecies.