Animalia > Chordata > Mammalia > Diprotodontia > Macropodidae > Macropus



Wikipedia Abstract

Macropus is a marsupial genus that belongs to the family Macropodidae. It has thirteen extant species which are further divided into three subgenera. The genus includes all terrestrial kangaroos, wallaroos, and several species of wallaby. The term itself is derived from the Ancient Greek μάκρος, makros "long" and πους, pous "foot". A further eleven extinct species are recognised. The type species is the eastern grey kangaroo.
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External References

Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0