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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.]
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(Zoology) a marsupial which is a member of the family Macropodidae to which kangaroos belong
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However, Common Brushtail Possums cause or worsen tree decline in eastern Tasmania (RPDC 2003) and grazing by cattle, sheep and sometimes macropods threatens many flora (DPIPWE 2017b, 2018a).
Selective feeding by macropods on vegetation regeneration following fire.
1992: Reintroduction of macropods (Marsupialia: Macropodoidea) in Australia--a review.
He explained that from their skeletons, suggestions were made that they were primitive macropods, a group which includes kangaroos, quokkas and wallabies.
This week, presenter Ellie Harrison (left, with orphan macropods) is in Australia to meet baby koalas Tilly, Puddles and Danny.
In fact, besides the mug, the most recent paintings at all of the sites recorded depict classic Arnhem Land subjects such as fish and macropods (and, at Djulirri, an emu; see May et al.
The underlying attitude is one of sheer objectification, (3) that ignores the significance of kangaroos--and macropods in general--as individuals, not merely sentient but intelligent and highly emotional beings, with a family structure and strong family affections and ties.
The digestive systems of macropods (kangaroos and wallabies) are often compared to those of domesticated livestock, especially sheep and cattle, because both groups have evolved to subsist on grasses and shrubs with a large cellulose, and hence fibre, component.
WALLABIES are related to the larger Kangaroo and are part of a group of marsupials called 'macropods'.