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nailtail wallaby

Line breaks: nail|tail wal|laby
Pronunciation: /ˈneɪlteɪl
 
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Definition of nailtail wallaby in English:

noun

A brightly marked Australian wallaby with white stripes on the cheeks, hips, and behind the arms, and a small horny nail at the end of its long, slender tail.
  • Genus Onychogalea, family Macropodidae: three species
Example sentences
  • As in several other genera of native mammals, the nailtail wallabies are represented by a southwestern, an eastern-south eastern, and a tropical northern species.
  • If conditions are suitable in the wild, bridled nailtail wallabies can raise up to three young per year and mate continuously throughout the year.
  • This last remaining wild population of bridled nailtail wallabies fell to fewer than 500 individuals in the mid-1990s during a protracted drought.

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