Macropus

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.

TaxonomyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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)