Macropus

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Macropod[1]
Eastern grey kangaroo dec07 02.jpg
Eastren Grey Kangaroo
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Infracless: Marsupialia
Order: Diprotodontia
Suborder: Macropodiformes
Faimily: Macropodidae
Genus: Macropod
Shaw, 1790
Teep species
Macropus giganteus
Species

13 species, see text.

Macropus Species Density .jpg
Whaur Macropus species bide. Darker pairts hae mair species.

Macropus is a marsupial genus in the faimily Macropodidae. It haes 13 species, that are dealt intae 3 subgenera. The genus includes aw kangaroos, wallaroos an several species o wallaby. Macropus comes frae the Ancient Greek wirds makros ("muckle") an pous ("fit"). 11 extinct species in this genus ar kent. The type species is the Eastren Grey Kangaroo.

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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)