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Macropodiformes Ameghino, 1889

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Diprotodontia - diprotodont marsupials

Scientific synonyms



Macropus rufus - Red Kangaroo

Macropus rufus - Red Kangaroo

Author: Milan Kořínek

Dendrolagus matschiei - Matschie's Tree-kangaroo

Dendrolagus matschiei - Matschie's Tree-kangaroo

Author: Klaus Rudloff

Bettongia penicillata ogilbyi - Ogilby´s Brush-tailed Rat-kangaroo

Bettongia penicillata ogilbyi - Ogilby´s Brush-tailed Rat-kangaroo

Author: Michal Sloviak

Included taxa

Number of records: 4

family Hypsiprymnodontidae Collett, 1877 - musk-rat kangaroos
family Macropodidae Gray, 1821 - kangaroos and wallabies
Tertiary: Middle Miocene – recent
family Potoroidae - rat-kangaroos

Fossil taxa

family Balbaridae Kear & Cooke, 1999

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [894143f7-f712-40e1-96f1-418c93755acc]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Macropodoidea]
Data retrieved on: 8 February 2015
CZ Anděra M. (2011): České názvy živočichů. Savci (Mammalia). Dodatek 1 – Vačnatí (Metatheria), Lynx, n. s. Praha [as Macropodiformes]
Data retrieved on: 8 March 2011

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extinct taxon