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Temporal range: Oligocene–Recent
Hypsyprymnodon moschatus.JPG
Hypsiprymnodon moschatus
Scientific classification
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., 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.