Sharman’s rock-wallaby is a small macropod. Males have a head and body length of 49−53 cm and a tail length of 50−53 cm; females are slightly smaller than males. Its fur is grey-brown above, and paler sandy brown on the underparts and limbs. The striped tail is sandy brown but darkens to almost black distally, with a slight brush at the tip. It has pale cheek stripes, with a slight mid-dorsal head stripe occasionally present.
Mount Claro Rock Wallaby, Sharman's Rock Wallaby |
Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Petrogale sharmani
Competition with other Minor Minor Competition (and hybridisation) native species with congeners is cited as a possible threat by Eldridge (2012); with the possibility this may be catalysed by climate change (Maxwell et al.; 1996).