Petrogale


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Related to Petrogale: rock wallaby
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Noun1.Petrogale - rock wallabiesPetrogale - rock wallabies      
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
family Macropodidae, Macropodidae - kangaroos; wallabies
rock kangaroo, rock wallaby - slender long-legged Australian wallabies living in caves and rocky areas
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For example, Schulz (1997) found three lower jaw bones of Herbert's Rock-wallaby Petrogale herberti in Powerful Owl pellets and observed a female Powerful Owl clutching a sub-adult rock-wallaby at a roost in Moonlight State Forest, near Rockhampton, Queensland.
As the authors claim, this kind of unique teeth replacement system, which occurs also only in the species of the manatee genus Trichechus and in the pygmy rock-wallaby Petrogale concinna, is a convergent mechanism which combines specific dental traits, as dental mesial drift, delayed eruption and the occurrence of supernumerary molars.