Australian Animal Archive

Crescent Nailtail Wallaby.

Onychogalea lunata - (lue-nah'-tah : "crescent [moon] nailed-weasel")

Status: Extinct.

Crescent Nailtail Wallaby - Extinct

The scientific and common name refers to a white stripe behind each shoulder. Althought the Crescent Nailtail Wallaby was reported to have been last seen in the 1950's, the species is more than likely extinct.

The Crescent Nailtail Wallaby was a nocternal mammal, feeding at night and sleeping during the day in a small trench under a low bush.

When threatened or chased it would take refuge in hollow logs or scamper up trees.

Nothing is known about the Crescent Nailtail Wallabies reproductive bilogy.

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