Macropus atlas Owen 1838 (kangaroo)

Mammalia - Diprotodontia - Macropodidae

Alternative combination: Sthenurus atlas

Belongs to Macropus according to Owen 1838

See also Lydekker 1894

Sister taxa: Macropus (Macropus), Macropus (Notamacropus), Macropus (Osphranter), Macropus (Petrogale), Macropus anak, Macropus brehus, Macropus dryas, Macropus elegans, Macropus goliah, Macropus mimas, Macropus minor, Macropus narada, Macropus raechus, Macropus rama, Macropus rufogriseus, Macropus woodsi, Halmaturus vishnu, Halmaturus indra, Halmaturus brachyurus, Halmaturus vinceus

Type specimen: BMNH M10778, a mandible (right dentary fragment)

Ecology: saltatorial herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (10 collections)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Australia (2)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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