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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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2001) demonstrated that concordant age-estimates could be achieved using ABOX radiocarbon on charcoal, OSL on quartz sand and ESR on macropod teeth from several levels in the sequence to about 50 ka.
For example, her principal argument against macropod tooth fragmentation (Walshe 2000:79) was that
The first stage preform is now subjected to serial pressure flaking using an indentor made from strong bone, usually the ulna of a large macropod. The mandible of a freshwater crocodile may be used (Mathews 1901:84), as may large splinters of human bone taken from the distal tibia.
The herbivore regime in Tasmania compared to the mainland has not been studied, but high macropod levels and heavy herbivore pressure on vegetation have been noted by ecologists (e.g.
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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Further, hunting dogs have more access to infected carcass and the wild intermediate host in the bush [27], because apart from reports of infection in domestic ungulates, there have also been reports in wild ungulates, particularly bovids, as well as primates, leporids, and macropod marsupials [28, 29].
It brings vividly to life in picture and text, one night in the everyday life of the biggest member of the macropod family, the red kangaroos.
I contacted Bryan, and he put me in touch with macropod zoologist, Graeme Coulson at the University of Melbourne, who, together with colleagues, was experimenting with non-lethal methods of macropod control.
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