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.

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


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