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Species profile—Osphranter rufus (red kangaroo)

Classification

Animalia (animals) → Mammalia (mammals) → Macropodidae (wallabies, kangaroos and tree-kangaroos) → Osphranter rufus (red kangaroo)

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Species details

Kingdom
Animalia (animals)
Class
Mammalia (mammals)
Family
Macropodidae (wallabies, kangaroos and tree-kangaroos)
Scientific name
Osphranter rufus (Desmarest, 1822)
Common name
red kangaroo
Type reference
Desmarest, A.G. 1822. Mammologie ou description des especes de mammiferes part 2 in, Encyclopedie Methodique (Dictionnaire Encyclopedique Methodique.) Par ordre de Matieres. Suppl. 2. Paris : Agasse. [541].
WildNet taxon ID
905
Synonym(s)
Macropus rufus
Alternate name(s)
plains kangaroo
blue flyer
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Least concern
Conservation significant
No
Endemicity
Native
Pest status
Agricultural Pest
Species environment
Terrestrial

Other resources

Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums (OZCAM)
Atlas of Living Australia

Data source

This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0
https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getspeciesbyid&taxonid=905

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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Licence
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Last updated
8 March 2022
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