Black Forest Wallaby Skull measures 3.2 in. Black Forest Wallaby Skull is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Dorcopsis atrata is the scientific name. Polyurethane cast from a private collection. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.

The Black Forest Wallaby or Dorcopsis atrata is a species of marsupial in the family Macropodidae. It is endemic to an island at the eastern end of New Guinea where its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests.

The Black Dorcopsis has black upper parts and dark brown underparts. Black Forest Wallaby or Dorcops atrata has a long muzzle, a naked snout, small rounded ears and a tail which lacks hair on its hind half.

Black Forest Wallaby or Dorcops atrata fore limbs are robust but its hind limbs and feet are relatively small. It feeds on shoots, leaves, grasses, fruit and roots which it gathers with its mouth and manipulates with its fore paws.

Adults reach a length of between 29 and 39 inches with a tail of 11 to 16 inches and weigh around 4.4 lbs.

The Black dorcopsis is believed to be mainly nocturnal but may move around during the day in dense forest. It feeds on shoots, leaves, grasses, fruit and roots which it gathers with its mouth and manipulates with its fore paws.

A young Black dorcopsis develops in its mother’s pouch. There are four nipples in the pouch despite the fact that there is normally only a single juvenile developing there at any one time.

The Black dorcopsis is known from a single location, Goodenough Island at the eastern end of Papua New Guinea where it has a total extent of occurrence of less than 39 sq miles. It spends most of the year in oak forests at altitudes of between 1,000 and 3,300 and 5,900 ft. where there is little undergrowth but the ground is carpeted with mosses, lichens and ferns.

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Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 3.2 × 2 × 1.12 in
Black Forest Wallaby Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Diprotodontia
Family: Macropodidae
Genus: Dorcopsis
Species: D. atrata
Binomial name: Dorcopsis atrata
Conservation status: Critically Endangered


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