English : White-striped forest wallaby
French : Dorcopsis à raies blanches
Class : Mammalia
Order : Diprotodontia
Family : Macropodidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
Adults can grow to a body length of 62 cm, tail length of 37 cm and weight of 6 kg. Coloration ranges from grey-brown to nearly black with white collar, white margin on thighs and clear dorsal stripe. Tail tip is naked and pink.
Range and habitat
The species is endemic to the Island of New Guinea where it occurs in most of the northern half of the island, especially in coastal areas. Lives in lowland primary and secondary rainforest, mostly on alluvial substrate.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not listed
Status : The species has a large range and seems to remain locally common. It is hunted for food in parts of its range but this doesn’t seem to be a threat.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known