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Petrogale  Gray, 1837
Taxonomic Serial No.: 179923

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): rock wallabies [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2006   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassMetatheria Huxley, 1880  
                               OrderDiprotodontia Owen, 1866  
                                  SuborderMacropodiformes Ameghino, 1889  
                                     FamilyMacropodidae Gray, 1821 – kangaroos, wallabies  
                                        SubfamilyMacropodinae Gray, 1821  
                                           GenusPetrogale Gray, 1837 – rock wallabies  
    Direct Children:  
                                              SpeciesPetrogale assimilis Ramsay, 1877 – Allied Rock-wallaby 
                                              SpeciesPetrogale brachyotis (Gould, 1840) – Short-eared Rock-wallaby 
                                              SpeciesPetrogale burbidgei Kitchener and Sanson, 1978 – Monjon 
                                              SpeciesPetrogale coenensis Eldredge and Close, 1992 – Cape York Rock-wallaby 
                                              SpeciesPetrogale concinna Gould, 1842 – Nabarlek 
                                              SpeciesPetrogale godmani Thomas, 1923 – Godman's Rock-wallaby 
                                              SpeciesPetrogale herberti Thomas, 1926 – Herbert's Rock-wallaby 
                                              SpeciesPetrogale inornata Gould, 1842 – Unadorned Rock-wallaby 
                                              SpeciesPetrogale lateralis Gould, 1842 – Black-flanked Rock-wallaby 
                                              SpeciesPetrogale mareeba Eldredge and Close, 1992 – Mareeba Rock-wallaby 
                                              SpeciesPetrogale penicillata (Gray, 1827) – brush-tailed rock wallaby, Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby 
                                              SpeciesPetrogale persephone Maynes, 1982 – Proserpine Rock-wallaby 
                                              SpeciesPetrogale purpureicollis Le Souef, 1924 – Purple-necked Rock-wallaby 
                                              SpeciesPetrogale rothschildi Thomas, 1904 – Rothschild's Rock-wallaby 
                                              SpeciesPetrogale sharmani Eldredge and Close, 1992 – Mt. Claro Rock-wallaby 
                                              SpeciesPetrogale xanthopus Gray, 1854 – Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby 

  Expert: Colin P. Groves   
  Notes: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, The Australian National University, GPO Box 4, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia   
  Reference for: Petrogale    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Petrogale   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner   
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  Reference for: Petrogale   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Nowak, Ronald M.   
  Publication Date: 1991   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Walker's Mammals of the World, vol. 1, 5th ed.   
  Page(s): 1629   
  Publisher: The Johns Hopkins UniversityPress   
  Publication Place: Baltimore and London   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-3970-X   
  Reference for: Petrogale   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.   
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Petrogale   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.   
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vols. 1 & 2   
  Page(s): 2142   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Reference for: Petrogale   

 Geographic Information
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  Comment: Comments: Revision of this genus is needed; see Poole (1979) and Briscoe et al. (1982). Kitchener and Sanson (1978) considered this genus as probably congeneric with Peradorcas, though McKenna and Bell (1997) continued to recognize Peradorcas as a genus. Species-groups (Briscoe et al., 1982; Eldredge and Close, 1997) are: P. brachyotis group (brachyotis, burbidgei and concinna), P. xanthopus group (xanthopus, rothschildi and persephone), and P. lateralis/penicillata group, containing the remainder  



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