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Macropus sp.

Macropod at Jerrabomberra, NSW

Macropus sp. at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 14 May 2022
Macropus sp. at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 14 May 2022
Macropus sp. at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 14 May 2022
Macropus sp. at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 14 May 2022
Macropus sp. at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 14 May 2022
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Identification history

Macropus sp. 15 May 2022 DonFletcher
Unidentified 14 May 2022 Steve_Bok

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User's notes

Caught in the fence running parallel with the Wandiyali boundary, assume it may be an Eastern Grey (but also saw Red-Necked and Swamp wallabies in the area today). An unfortunate way to get stuck.

3 comments

   15 May 2022
Hi Steve, Today must be the day for ID challenges based on partial, decomposing remains. (I just looked at photos of a few pieces of Bush Rat.) In your case, the skull is diagnostic for these species but it is missing. So scale would help. Hard to judge from photos. From here the hind legs look so long that this could only be a male kangaroo. If so that would leave Wallaroo and Eastern Grey, and fur of male Wallaroo is very dark and this fur looks much lighter so it would be EGK. But on the other hand, the front feet appear far too small for a male kangaroo. So I m unsure.
   15 May 2022
If we really needed to ID the species, dimensions could help a lot, such as pes (length of foot not including toenail) and tibia (the longest hind leg bone).
Steve_Bok wrote:
   15 May 2022
Hi Don, I did consider ID may be difficult, so I really appreciate the detailed explanation, good info for future reference. I didn’t take any measurements, but it was about the size of an average female EGK, so perhaps an immature male. I’m happy to leave the ID at this point, if it was a different situation and potentially of significance I would return and get detailed measurements. Thanks again.

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 14 May 2022 12:05 PM Recorded on
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