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The reverse of the kangaroo dated 2010 features the Yellow-Footed Rock Wallaby, this is a highly endangered member of the macropod family that includes kangaroos, wallabies and wallaroos. The coin design captures this animal in its most common surrounding; the rocky outcrops and ridges of semi-arid western New South Wales.
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|Face Value :||1 Dollar|
|Metal :||.999 Fine silver|
|Weight :||1 oz|
|Size :||40.00 mm|
|Quality :||Frosted uncirculated|
|Mintage :||20,000 pcs. worldwide|
|Series :||Kangaroo Series|
|Certificate of Authenticity :||Yes|
|Wooden Box :||No|
|Original ETUI box/case :||No|
The yellow-footed rock-wallaby (Petrogale xanthopus), formerly known as the ring-tailed wallaby, is a member of the macropod family (the marsupial family that includes the kangaroos, wallabies, tree-kangaroos, and wallaroos).
The yellow-footed rock-wallaby is grey to fawn-grey above and light-coloured below with a black mid-dorsal stripe from the crown of the head to the centre of the back. There is a distinct white cheek stripe, with ears ranging in colour from orange to grey-brown. The forearms and hind legs are bright yellow to rich orange to a light orange-brown.The tail is orange-brown irregularly ringed with dark brown and golden-brown, with the colour of the tip variable from dark brown to white. The head and body length is 480-650 mm (usually 600 mm), with tail length 570-700 mm (usually 690 mm), and weight 6-11 kg.
This species of rock-wallaby is found in western New South Wales, eastern South Australia and isolated portions of Queensland. It is not typically found near human habitation, instead preferring rough terrain and rock outcroppings.
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