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Temporal range: Oligocene–Recent
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Hypsiprymnodon moschatus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Diprotodontia
Suborder: Macropodiformes
Family: Hypsiprymnodontidae
Collett, 1877
Subfamilies & genera

The Hypsiprymnodontidae /ˌhɪpsɪˌprɪmndɒnˈtd/ are a family of macropods, one of two families containing animals commonly referred to as rat-kangaroos. The single known extant genus and species in this family, the musky rat-kangaroo, Hypsiprymnodon moschatus, occurs in northern Australia. During the Pleistocene, this family included the megafauna genus Propleopus.



  1. ^ Bates, H.; Travouillon, K. J.; Cooke, B.; Beck, R. M. D.; Hand, S. J.; Archer, M. (1 March 2014). "Three new Miocene species of musky rat-kangaroos (Hypsiprymnodontidae, Macropodoidea): description, phylogenetics and paleoecology". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 34 (2): 383–396. doi:10.1080/02724634.2013.812098. ISSN 0272-4634. S2CID 86139768.