Definitions for macropod
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A marsupial of the family Macropodidae, which includes the kangaroos, wallabies, tree kangaroos and pademelons.
Any one of a group of maioid crabs remarkable for the length of their legs; u2014 called also spider crab.
any one of a group of maioid crabs remarkable for the length of their legs; -- called also spider crab
Origin: [Macro- + -pod.]
Macropods are marsupials belonging to the family Macropodidae, which includes kangaroos, wallabies, tree-kangaroos, pademelons, quokkas, and several others. Macropods are native to Australia, New Guinea, and some nearby islands. Before European settlement of Australia, about 65 species of macropods existed. Six species have since become extinct. Another 11 species have been greatly reduced in numbers. Other species became extinct after the Australian Aborigines arrived and before the Europeans arrived.
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