Kangaroos, wallabies, and relatives

Kangaroos, wallabies, and relatives

Order : Diprotodontia
Family : Macropodidae

 

Animals in the family Macropodidae

Doria's tree kangaroo
Lumholtz's tree kangaroo
Banded hare-wallaby
Western brush wallaby
Quokka
Dusky pademelon
Hill wallaroo
Red-necked wallaby
Red kangaroo
Tasmanian pademelon
Eastern gray kangaroo
Facts about the family Macropodidae, the kangaroos, wallabies, and relatives

The birth cycle of the Macropodidae is one of the most fascinating features of these unique animals.

The eastern grey kangaroo, Macropus giganteus (family Macropodidae), is common in central Cape York Peninsula woodlands.

The family Diprotodonta displays these characteristics, and Macropodidae is seen as an ‘extreme’ of these features, with one joey in the pouch at a time, diapause and the ability to produce two types of milk simultaneously to nourish successive offspring.

The unique birth cycle of the Macropodidae is most fascinating.

The birth cycle of the Macropodidae is one of the most fascinating features of these unique animals. (Full text)

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