Macropodidae


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Macropodidae

the family of MARSUPIALS containing the kangaroos and wallabies.

They are jumping mammals with long hind legs and a balancing tail.

Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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Cranial osteogenesis in Monodelphis domestica (Didelphidae) and Macropus eugenii (Macropodidae).
In list a, animals inherently dangerous for which liability insurance is required, this entry is encountered: "Order Marsupialia: Family Macropodidae: Genus Macropus (Kangaroos)--All species." Thus, any animal species contained within the genus Macropus is presumed dangerous as a matter of law, since the statute's wording clearly embraces all members of this taxon.
Bolton, BL & Latz, PK 1978, 'The western hare-wallaby, Lagorchestes hirsutus (Gould) (Macropodidae) in the Tanami desert', Australian Wildlife Research 5:285-93.