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Subclass: Marsupialia

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Marsupials Marsupialia
For many people, when discussing marsupials, the first if not only animal to spring to mind are kangaroos. There are of course a number of popular animals that are marsupials including the koala, a marsupial mole, wallaby, Tassie Devil and the wombat, just some of the creatures that fall under the subclass of Marsupialia.

There are three families of marsupials, also commonly referred to as 'macropods'. These include the families:

  • Hypsiprymnodontidae
    smaller, omnivorous Musky Rat-kangaroo.
     
  • Macropodidae
    herbivorous kangaroos, wallabies, tree kangaroos, pademelons and a number of others.
     
  • Potoroidae
    smaller, omnivorous macropods such as Rufous Rat-kangaroo, bettongs, and potoroos.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Subclass: Marsupialia

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Marsupials Other links

Museum Victoria
Includes some Marsupial images.
The Marsupial Society of Australia
Based in Adelaide and dedicated to providing information and education regarding keeping and breeding our native fauna in captivity.
The Marsupial Ring
Linking sites relating to marsupials.
 
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