|Northern Nail-tail Wallaby|
|Common Name||Sandy Nail-tail Wallaby|
|Range||Queensland, Western Australia and Northern Territory.|
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