The Wallaroo and the Euro

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The Wallaroo (also known as the Eastern Wallaroo) and the Euro are the two main subspecies of the species Common Wallaroo - Macropus robustus. Their appearance differs so much that they have two distinct common names.


Wallaroo on left, Euro on right

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The Common Wallaroo
Macropus robustus

The Wallaroo is on the left and the Euro is on the right. Wallaroo's are greyish in colour and Euro's are reddish in colour.
(the Wallaroo is a female and the Euro is a male).


Wallaroo
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The Wallaroo
Macropus robustus robustus

The male is on the left and the female is on the right.

Wallaroos have shaggy fur, the males being dark grey to black and the females being paler grey.

The Wallaroo inhabits the eastern and western slopes of the Great Dividing Range.


Euro
 

The Euro
Macropus robustus erubescens

The female is on the left and the male is on the right.

Euros have shorter fur which is red in colour. The females are slightly paler than the males.

The Euro can be found over most of the continent westward of the Great Dividing Range.


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