Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    agilis
    Genus
    Macropus
  • Size Range
    Length (head and body): 80cm
  • View Fossil Record
    Fossil Record
    Pliocene Epoch
    (5 million years ago - 1.8 million years ago)

Lived

4 million years ago, early Pliocene to the present.

Description

The Agile Wallaby is a animal of today's open forests, coastal sand dunes and nearby grasslands, where it grazes on native grasses. In Pliocene times the Agile Wallaby was slightly larger than it is today. Apart from this size difference, Pliocene Agile Wallaby bones are identical to those of living Agile Wallabies.

Fossils

Pliocene fossils of the Agile Wallaby have been found at Chinchilla in Queensland.

Did you know?

The Agile Wallaby is one of only a few living marsupial species with a fossil record stretching back four million years.