Taxon profile


Eastern Grey Kangaroo
Macropus giganteus Shaw, 1790

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Diprotodontia - diprotodont marsupials »  family Macropodidae - kangaroos and wallabies »  genus Macropus »  subgenus Macropus

Scientific synonyms

Macropus (Macropus) giganteus Shaw, 1790

Other names

= Eastern Gray Kangaroo

Least Concern


juvenile animal


Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Alocostoma propinqua Beveridge, 1986

Included taxa

Number of records: 3

subspecies Macropus giganteus giganteus Shaw, 1790
subspecies Macropus giganteus major Shaw, 1800
subspecies Macropus giganteus tasmaniensis Le Souef, 1923

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [43639327-3bc9-43ae-861b-e0f982b1a8b2]

ABRS (2009-2015): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Macropus giganteus Shaw, 1790]
Data retrieved on: 8 February 2015
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Macropus giganteus Shaw, 1790]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
DE Zootier-Lexikon [63:oestl-graues-riesenkaenguru]

Dollinger P.: Zootier-Lexikon
Data retrieved on: 21 November 2018
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Macropus giganteus Shaw, 1790]
CZ Anděra M. (2011): České názvy živočichů. Savci (Mammalia). Dodatek 1 – Vačnatí (Metatheria), Lynx, n. s. Praha [as Macropus giganteus]
Data retrieved on: 8 March 2011

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