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


The Macropodiformes /mækrˈpɒdɪfɔːrmz/, also known as macropods, are one of the three suborders of the large marsupial order Diprotodontia. They may in fact be nested within one of said suborders, Phalangeriformes.[2] Kangaroos, wallabies and allies, bettongs, potoroos and rat kangaroos are all members of this suborder.




  1. ^ The Paleobiology Database
  2. ^ Eldridge, Mark D B; Beck, Robin M D; Croft, Darin A; Travouillon, Kenny J; Fox, Barry J (2019-05-23). "An emerging consensus in the evolution, phylogeny, and systematics of marsupials and their fossil relatives (Metatheria)". Journal of Mammalogy. 100 (3): 802–837. doi:10.1093/jmammal/gyz018. ISSN 0022-2372.
  3. ^ Mikos Taxonomy
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ 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
  6. ^ 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.