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Red-necked wallaby
Scienteefic clessification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Diprotodontia
Suborder: Macropodiformes
Family: Macropodidae
Gray, 1821

Macropods are marsupials belangin tae the faimily Macropodidae, which includes kangaroos, wallabies, tree-kangaroos, pademelons, an several ithers. Macropods are native tae Australie, New Guinea, an some nearbi islands.[2] Afore European settlement o Australie, aboot 65 species o macropods existit. Sax species hae syne acome extinct. Anither 11 species hae been greatly reduced in nummers. Ither species (e.g. Simosthenurus, Propleopus, Macropus titan) acame extinct efter the Australian Aborigines arrived an afore the Europeans arrived.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Groves, C. P. (2005). Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M, eds. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 58–70. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. 
  2. Clode, D (2006). Continent of curiosities: a journey through Australian natural history. Melbourne: Cambridge University Press. pp. 25–8. ISBN 978-0-521-86620-0.