Red-necked Wallaby
(Macropus rufogriseus)

Whole brain photographs
• Standard views
• Special views
• Rotating brain cast

Coronal section through middle of brain
• Movie Atlas
• Picture Atlas

Physical characteristics and distribution

Head and body length of M. rufogriseus is up to 780 mm (females) and 920 mm (males) with tail lengths of 790-875 mm. Males weigh up to 27 kg and females up to 16 kg. The upperparts are greyish brown with cream, the backs of the ears, neck and shoulders are rusty brown. The front paws and feet are black and the arms and legs are brownish. A faint white stripe is visible above the upper lip, and the underparts are whitish. The tail is grey with a darker tip.

M. rufogriseus is common in sclerophyll forests and coastal scrub, grazing and browsing on a wide variety of green shoots.

Activity is primarily nocturnal and crepuscular, M. rufogriseus is solitary. Mating occurs year round on the mainland, while Tasmanian individuals have a distinct birthing period from February to April. A single young is produced, becoming independent at 9 or 10 months.

They are distributed in SE South Australia, Victoria, SE Queensland, E New South Wales, Tasmania, King Isl and adjacent islands (Australia); introduced in England.

Description of the brain

Animal source and preparation
All specimens collected followed the same preparation and histological procedure.

Other Related Resources
(websites and publications)

List of Specimens | Explore Collections | Brain Sections | Brain Evolution | Brain Development | Brain Circuitry | Brain Functions | Location and Use | Related Web Sites | Contact Us | Search MSU Database | Personnel | Home