Brush-Tailed Rock Wallaby Skull


The Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby or small-eared rock-wallaby (Petrogale penicillata) is a kind of wallaby, one of several rock-wallabies in the genus Petrogale. It inhabits rock piles and cliff lines along the Great Dividing Range.


Brush-Tailed Rock Wallaby Skull Replica measures 4.5 inches. Brush-Tailed Rock Wallaby Skull is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Cast of an original California Academy of Sciences specimen. Skull replica is female. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home décor skull, or office décor skull.

Brush-Tailed Rock Wallabies or Petrogale penicillata are nocturnal and live a fortress existence spending their days in steep, rocky, complex terrain in some kind of shelter (cave, overhang or vegetation) and ranging out into surrounding terrain at night for food. They are also known as the Small Eared Rock Wallaby.

The Brush-Tailed Rock Wallaby or Petrogale penicillata is in the genus of Petrogale. It inhabits rock piles and cliff lines from about 100 km north west of Brisbane to northern Victoria, in vegetation ranging from rain forest to dry sclerophyl forests.

Populations have declined seriously in the south and west of its range, but it remains locally common in northern New South Wales and southern Queensland. Due to the large bush fire in South-East Australia around 70 percent of all the wallaby’s habitat has been lost as of January 2020.

A species of Petrogale, the Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby or Petrogale penicillata, with a dense and shaggy pelage that is grey brown. The tail is 500 to 700 millimeters long, exceeding the 510 to 580 mm combined length of the head and body. The fur becoming bushy towards its shaggy, brush-like end.

The weight is from 5 to 8 kilograms. The upper parts of the Brush-Tailed Rock Wallaby or Petrogale penicillata pelage is either entirely brown, or a grey brown over the back and shoulders with brown fur at the thigh and rump. The paler under parts may feature a white blazon on the chest.

Very dark fur covers the lower parts of the limbs, paws and feet, and on the sides beneath the fore limbs of the animal. A whitish stripe may appear along the side of the body.

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Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 4.5 in
Brush Tailed Rock Wallaby Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Diprotodontia
Family: Macropodidae
Genus: Petrogale
Species: P. penicillata
Binomial name: Petrogale penicillata
Conservation status: Vulnerable