Definitions for macropus
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Macropus, genus Macropus(noun)
type genus of the family Macropodidae: typical kangaroos and wallabies
genus of marsupials including the common kangaroo
Macropus is a marsupial genus that belongs to 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 wallaby. The term itself is derived from the Ancient Greek makros "long" and pous "foot". A further 11 extinct species are recognised. The type species is the Eastern Grey Kangaroo.
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