Macropus


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Macropus

a large jumping marsupial with a very large tail, which balances the animal while it is airborne. Members of the family Macropodidae. Includes Macropus rufus, the red kangaroo, M. foliginosus, the Western gray kangaroo and M. giganteus, the Eastern or great gray kangaroo. Large male kangaroos stand 6 ft tall and weigh up to 220 lb. Some of the wallabies (M. dorsalis the black-striped wallaby, M. eugenii the Tammar wallaby) also belong in this genus.
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In the sixth and most recent edition of this reference work the genus Macropus appears with a list of its members.
macropus group score near zero on PC2 and are slightly negative on PC3, although within this group both O.
A Macropus Film/Europa 2000/Gala Film production, supported by Eurimages, Bayerischer Rundfunk, WDR, MTV.
Abbreviations: IU for an age in metatherians represents an intrauterine specimen of undetermined age (all eutherian specimens are intrauterine); P after an age represents days postnatal; E represents days embryonic; mm represents crown-rump length of the original specimen in millimeters; in Macropus the length represents the head length (hl).
HH Scott, a curator of the museum, published his identification of Bowling's subfossils as Macropus Anak (Scott 1905), thereby sparking on-going controversy as to their identity and whether or not they were new to science.
MTX, P, BQ Euphorbia macropus H DCA MTX, P, BQ, (Klotzsch & Garcke) BC Boiss.
eastern grey kangaroo Macropus giganteus and Tasmanian pademelon Thylogale billardierii).
villosissimus, Pseudomys nanus, Isoodon macrourus, Macropus agilis), sandy arid habitats (Pseudomys sp.