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Species Macropus irma (Jourdan, 1837)

Western Brush Wallaby

  • Halmaturus irma Jourdan, [?] 1837. Mémoire sur quelques mammifères nouveaux. Comptes Rendus (Hebdomadaires) des Séances de l'Academie des Sciences. Série D. Sciences Naturelles 5: 521-524 [Oct. 1837; publication date established from Thomas, O. 1888. Catalogue of the Marsupialia and Monotremata in the Collection of the British Museum (Natural History). London : British Museum xiii 401 pp. 28 pls [3 Nov. 1888]] [523].
    Type data:
     Holotype MNHP Nouv. Cat. Gal. Nº 52 mounted skin, Swan River, WA.
  • Macropus (Halmaturus) manicatus Gould, J. 1841. On two new species of kangaroos (Macropus manicatus and M. brachyotis) from Swan River. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1840: 127-128 [July 1841; publication date established from Duncan, F.M. 1937. On the dates of publication of the Society's 'Proceedings', 1859–1926. With an appendix containing the dates of publication of 'Proceedings', 1830–1858, compiled by the late F.H. Waterhouse, and of the 'Transactions', 1853–1869, by the late Henry Peavot, originally published in P.Z.S. 1893, 1913. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 107: 71–84] [127].
    Type data:
     Holotype BMNH 41.1155 adult skin & very damaged skull, Swan River, WA.

 

Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy

  • Thomas, O. 1888. Catalogue of the Marsupialia and Monotremata in the Collection of the British Museum (Natural History). London : British Museum xiii 401 pp. 28 pls. [3 Nov. 1888] [40]

 

Generic Combinations

  • Macropus irma (Jourdan, 1837).

 

Distribution

States

Western Australia


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)

IBRA

WA: Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Esperance Plains (ESP), Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Jarrah Forest (JF), Mallee (MAL), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Warren (WAR), Yalgoo (YAL)

Ecological Descriptors

Crepuscular, folivore, herbivore, nocturnal, open forest, open heath, tall open forest, terrestrial, woodland.

Extra Ecological Information

Grazer.

 

General References

Christensen, P. 1995. Western Brush Wallaby Macropus irma. pp. 341-342 in Strahan, R. (ed.). The Mammals of Australia: The National Photographic Index of Australian Wildlife. Sydney : Reed New Holland 756 pp.

Gould, J. 1852. The Mammals of Australia. London : The Author Vol. 2 pls 20-21.

Maxwell, S., Burbidge, A.A. & Morris, K. 1996. The 1996 Action Plan for Australian Marsupials and Monotremes. Canberra : Wildlife Australia 234 pp.

Shepherd, K.A., Wardell-Johnson, G.W., Loneragan, W.A. & Bell, D.T. 1997. Diet of the herbivorous marsupials in a Eucalyptus marginata forest and their impact on the understorey. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 80: 47-54

Wann, J.M. & Bell, D.T. 1997. Dietary preferences of the black gloved wallaby (Macropus irma) and the western grey kangaroo (M. fuliginosus) in Whiteman Park, Perth, Western Australia. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 80: 55-62

 

Common Name References

ABRS 2001. Census of Australian Vertebrates. Australian Biological Resources Study. (Western Brush Wallaby)

 

History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
05-Nov-2010 05-Nov-2010 MOVED
29-Oct-2010 29-Oct-2010 MOVED
12-Feb-2010 (import)