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The Rediscovery of the Bridled Nail-Tailed Wallaby, Onychogalea fraenata (Gould) (Marsupialia: Macropodidae)

G Gordon and BC Lawrie

Australian Wildlife Research 7(3) 339 - 345
Published: 1980


0. fraenata has been located near Dingo in central Queensland, the first record of this species since the 1930s. It is common over an area of about 11,000 ha and has an extremely restricted distribution in the district. It occurs in land systems with mixed scrub and eucalypt woodland vegetation and the more fertile soils. Previously unpublished locality records extend the recorded range of the species to near Charters Towers in north Queensland and to Southernwood in central Queensland. It is suggested that the species has been particularly sensitive to the effects of European settlement because of a habitat preference for country that is utilized most intensively by the grazing industry.


© CSIRO 1980

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