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Macropods • Macropodiformes
There are three families of marsupials, also commonly referred to as ‘macropods’. In this group include Australia's iconic kangaroo and wallaby, all being popular tourist attractions especially to international visitors.

The macropods 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
Order: Diprotodontia
Suborder: Macropodiformes
Family: Hypsiprymnodontidae
  Macropodidae
  Potoroidae

Macropods (Macropodidae) - Marsupial

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Macropods (Macropodidae) - Marsupial • 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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