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Animal Database
Animal Database
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Diprotodontia
Family Macropodidae
Genus Macropus

Macropus is a genus of macropods in the family Macropodidae. It has 13 species which are further divided into 3 subgenera. The genus includes all terrestrial kangaroos, wallaroos and several species of wallabies. The term itself is derived from the Ancient Greek makros "long" and pous "foot". A further 11 extinct species are recognised.


Genus: Macropods
 Subgenus: Notamacropus
  Agile Wallaby (Gould, 1842) (Macropus agilis)
  Black-striped Wallaby (Gray, 1837) (Macropus dorsalis)
  Tammar Wallaby (Desmarest, 1817) (Macropus eugenii)
  †Toolache Wallaby (Waterhouse, 1846) (Macropus greyi)
  Western Brush Wallaby (Jourdan, 1837) (Macropus irma)
  Parma Wallaby (Waterhouse, 1846) (Macropus parma)
  Whiptail Wallaby (Bennett, 1835) (Macropus parryi)
  Red-necked Wallaby (Desmarest, 1817) (Macropus rufogriseus)
 Subgenus: Osphranter
  Antilopine Kangaroo (Gould, 1842) (Macropus antilopinus)
  Black Wallaroo (Rothschild, 1904) (Macropus bernardus)
  Common Wallaroo (Gould, 1841) (Macropus robustus)
  Red Kangaroo (Desmarest, 1822) (Macropus rufus)
  †Macropus titanMacropus pearsoni
 Subgenus: Macropus
  Western Grey Kangaroo (Desmarest, 1817) (Macropus fuliginosus)
  Eastern Grey Kangaroo (Shaw, 1790) (Macropus giganteus)