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Any of various herbivorous marsupials of the family Macropodidae of New Guinea, Australia, and adjacent islands, having short forelimbs and large hind limbs used for leaping, and including kangaroos, wallabies, and quokkas.

[New Latin Macropodidae, family name, from Macropus, type genus of family : Greek makro-, macro- + Greek pous, pod-, foot; see ped- in Indo-European roots.]


(Zoology) a marsupial which is a member of the family Macropodidae to which kangaroos belong
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As well as being the nickname for Australia's international rugby team, a wallaby is a smallor mid-sized macropod found in Australia and New Guinea and they belong to the same family as kangaroos.
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Yes, we need to refine the count methods and the estimates, and relativise them to context, but at the end of the day macropod numbers do need to be regulated in the interests of flourishing ecosystems.
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His field research into macropods (kangaroos and their relatives) saw him recognised as a prominent 20th centuryexplorerfor his discoveries of new macropod species in Australasia.
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