Black-flanked Rock-wallaby, Moororong, Black-footed Rock Wallaby  |  

Petrogale lateralis lateralis

Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list

The black-flanked rock-wallaby is dark grey-brown in colour with a distinct white to sandy cheekstripe. A white side-stripe also extends from below the shoulders to the thigh, and a dark-brown
to black dorsal stripe is visible from between the ears to beyond the shoulders. There are light
brown patches at the base of the ears, and the upper forearms are sandy. The coat is thick and
woolly; the tail is brownish-grey with a black tip. In summer the fur color becomes lighter and
browner. The head and body length is 497-529 mm in males and 446-486 mm in females.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Petrogale lateralis lateralis

    Fragmented populations and reduced genetic variability limit possible evolutionary responses to climate change; such as in situ adaptation of populations and dispersal to other habitats; increasing the potential impact of climate change.