Family Macropodidae Gray 1821 (kangaroo)

Mammalia - Diprotodontia - Macropodidae

Alternative spelling: Macropidae

Synonym: Macropina Gray 1825

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1821. On the natural arrangement of vertebrose animals. The London Medical Repository Monthly Journal and Review 15:296-310

Parent taxon: Diprotodontia according to K. Butler et al. 2016

See also Cope 1889, Dawson et al. 1999, Flannery 1989, Flower 1883, Flower and Lydekker 1891, Gray 1821, Gray 1825, Lydekker 1894, McKenna and Bell 1997, Munemasa et al. 2006, Nowak 1991, Pocock 1921, Prideaux and Warburton 2008 and Springer et al. 1994

Sister taxa: Alkwertatherium, Phalangerida, Phalangeriformes, Phalangeroidea, Phalangista convolutor, Phascolarctoidea, Phascolomyoidea, Pseudocheiridae, Silvabestius, Thylacoleonidae, Vombatiformes

Subtaxa: Acrobata Cookeroo Dorcopsoides Ganguroo Lagostrophinae Leptosiagon Macropodinae Nambarinae Pachysiagon Palorchestes Rhizosthenurus Synaptodon Triclis Troposodon

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Ecology: saltatorial herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (105 collections), Canada (1: New Brunswick), Papua New Guinea (1), Qatar (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Australia (7)

• Pliocene of Australia (21), Papua New Guinea (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Australia (1)

• Miocene to Holocene of Australia (1)

• Neogene of Australia (1)

• Miocene of Australia (19)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Australia (1)

• Oligocene of Australia (2)

Total: 162 collections including 362 occurrences

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