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Eastern wallaroo
Eastern wallaroo
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Diprotodontia
Family: Macropodidae
Genus: Macropus
Binomial name
Macropus robustus
John Gould, 1841

The eastern wallaroo, Macropus robustus, sometimes called the, common wallaroo, the red wallaroo, or just wallaroo lives on the sides of the Great Dividing Range. This runs for more than 3,000 km along the eastern and south-eastern coast of Australia. There are four subspecies of Eastern Wallaroo:

  • the eastern wallaroo found across Australia
  • the euro, also widespread.
  • one found only on Barrow Island, Macropus robustus isabellinus.
  • one found only in the Kimberley area of Western Australia.

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