Macropus

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Translingual[edit]

Type species: Macropus giganteus Shaw, 1790.

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek μακρόπους (makrópous, long-footed), from μακρός (makrós, long) + πούς (poús, foot).

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Macropus m

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Macropodidae – certain marsupials including kangaroos, wallaroos, and wallabies; the typical genus of Macropodidae.
  2. (taxonomy, obsolete) A generic name which has been variously used for certain fishes, birds, insects, and crustaceans. No longer in use, being antedated by the same name in mammalogy.

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