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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Macropus, genus Macropus(noun)

    type genus of the family Macropodidae: typical kangaroos and wallabies

Webster Dictionary

  1. Macropus(noun)

    genus of marsupials including the common kangaroo

  2. Origin: [NL. See Macropod.]


  1. Macropus

    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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