Macropodiformes

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Macropodiformes
Temporal range: Late Oligocene - Recent[1]
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Red-necked Wallaby
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Subclass: Theria
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Diprotodontia
Suborder: Macropodiformes
Ameghino, 1889
Families

Balbaridae
Hypsiprymnodontidae
Macropodidae
Potoroidae

The Macropodiformes are one of the three suborders of the large marsupial order Diprotodontia. Kangaroos, wallabies and allies, bettongs, potaroos, and rat kangaroos are all members of this suborder.

Classification[2][edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Paleobiology Database
  2. ^ Mikos Taxonomy
  3. ^ Bates, H., Travouillon, K.J., Cooke, B., Beck, R. M. D., Hand, S. J., and Archer, M., 2014. Three new Miocene species of musky rat kangaroos (Hypsiprymnodontidae, Macropodoidea): description, phylogenetics and palaeoecology. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 34: 383-396.
  4. ^ Kear. P., Pledge, S., A new fossil kangaroo from the Oligocene-Miocene Etadunna Formation of Ngama Quarry, Lake Palankarinna, South Australia., Australian Journal of Zoology, 2007, 55, 331-339
  5. ^ Prideaux, GJ; Warburton, NM (2010). "An osteology-based appraisal of the phylogeny and evolution of kangaroos and wallabies (Macropodidae: Marsupialia)". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 159 (4): 954–87. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2009.00607.x.