The agile wallaby, as its alternative name implies, is a sandy colour becoming paler below. It is a sociable animal and grazes on grasses and other plants.
There are four subspecies of the agile wallaby:
- M. a. agilis - the nominate subspecies is found in Northern Territory;
- M. a. jardinii - this subspecies is found on the northern and eastern coasts of Queensland;
- M. a. nigrescens - found in the Kimberley and Arnhem Land regions of Western Australia;
- M. a. papuanus - found in southern and southeastern Papua New Guinea and some neighbouring islands.
The agile wallaby is not considered threatened.
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