Northern Nail-tail Wallaby
Common Name Sandy Nail-tail Wallaby
Range Queensland, Western Australia and Northern Territory.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Diprotodontia
Family Macropodidae
Genus Onychogalea
Species Onychogalea unguifera
Conservation Status
Least Concern

The Northern nail-tail wallaby (Onychogalea unguifera), also known as the sandy nail-tail wallaby, is a species of wallaby found in Queensland, Western Australia and Northern Territory. Unlike the Bridled nail-tail wallaby (Onychogalea fraenata), the northern nail-tail wallaby is not a threatened species. The only other member of the genus, the Crescent nail-tail wallaby (Onychogalea lunata), is extinct.

The northern nail-tail wallaby by far the largest species in the genus Onychogalea. It is a solitary, nocturnal browser feeding on a variety of foliage. It is a sandy colour, which gave rise to its other common name.


Two subspecies have been defined, but their validity is disputed:

Onychogalea unguifera unguifera
Onychogalea unguifera annulicauda
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