Grey-brown with a white throat and chest, pale grey belly and a dark dorsal stripe running from the head to the middle of the back.
A small grey-brown wallaby, with a white throat and chest, pale grey belly and a dark dorsal stripe running from the head to the middle of the back. Pale cheek stripe and, frequently, a white tip to the tail.
Wet sclerophyll forest with dense understory, occasionally also in rainforest and dry sclerophyll forest.
Feeding and diet
A solitary, nocturnal species that spends the day resting in dense vegetation. It emerges in the evening, utilising well-established runways, to feed at night on grasses and herbs in more open areas.
It breeds throughout the year. A single young is born after about 35 days gestation and attaches to one of four teats in the mother’s pouch, where it spends the next 7 months. Sexual maturity is reached at 12-24 months.
A rare and cryptic species with a patchy distribution. Populations in the Illawarra region are now extinct.