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Temporal range: 28–0 Ma
Late Oligocene tae recent
Reid-necked wallaby
Scientific classification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Infracless: Marsupialia
Order: Diprotodontia
Suborder: Macropodiformes
Faimily: Macropodidae
Gray, 1821

Macropods is marsupials in the faimily Macropodidae, that includes kangaroos, wallabies, tree-kangaroos, pademelons, an several ither species. Macropods bide in Australie, New Guinea, an some nearby islands.[2]

Afore European settlement o Austrailie, 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 Austrailien 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.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  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.