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Macropodidae

[‚mak·rə′päd·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
The kangaroos, a family of Australian herbivorous mammals in the order Marsupialia.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Macropodidae

 

a family of marsupials. The body measures from 23 cm to 1.6 m long, and the tail from 13 cm to 1.1 m long. The hind limbs are significantly larger and stronger than the forelimbs. Members of most species move by hopping on their hind legs; a single hop may be as long as 10 m. The tail is used for balancing while the animal is hopping and acts as a supplementary support when the animal is at rest. The teeth are adapted for plant food. There are three subfamilies: Macropodinae (true kangaroos and wallabies), Potoroinae (rat kangaroos), and Hypsiprymnodontinae (musk kangaroos). They comprise approximately 50 species.

The Macropodidae are distributed in Australia, on the islands of Tasmania and New Guinea, and on the Bismarck Archipelago. They were brought into New Zealand. Many species are near extinction; the hide and meat of some species are used.

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(10.) Graeme Coulson and Mark Eldridge, Macropods: the Biology of Kangaroos, Wallabies and Rat-Kangaroos, Melbourne, CSIRO Publishing, 2010.
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Population Locus Allele WAS WAM EAS EAM TAS Est 95 0.30 0.04 0.15 0.23 0.43 100 0.65 0.88 0.77 0.77 0.54 112 0.04 0.08 0.08 0.00 0.03 G6pd-2 116 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.12 0.00 100 1.00 1.00 1.00 0.88 1.00 Idh-1 158 - - 0.00 - 0.50 132 - - 0.11 - 0.17 100 - - 0.89 - 0.33 (18) (6) Np-2 100 0.81 0.61 1.00 0.90 1.00 92 0.19 0.39 0.00 0.10 0.00 Pep 100 1.00 0.94 0.95 1.00 1.00 92 0.00 0.06 0.05 0.00 0.00 6Pgd-2 100 - - 1.00 0.67 - 83 - - 0.00 0.33 - (11) (6) * Population codes refer to geographic origin and host type: WAS = Western Australia, sheep; WAM = Western Australia, macropod (Macropus fuliginosus); EAS = New south Wales (eastern mainland Australia), sheep; EAM = New South Wales (eastern mainland Australia), macropod (Macropus giganteus, Wallabia bicolor, W.
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Brown (1983:190-191) experimented replicating the engraving of a fat-tailed macropod using basalt macroblades near Paraburdoo.
There were two bone points from MP6, both with burnt and broken tips, possibly made on macropod fibula (Appendix 1).
Volume Products found a ready market for its MacroPod - an aluminium and glass case which opens up to provide a self-contained office complete with desk, chair, computer, telephone, shelving and lighting.
Faunal remains at Newman Orebody XXIX are limited to one macropod molar in the top excavation unit (Maynard 1980:5), while data are absent from Newman Rockshelter and Milly's Cave (Marwick 2003).
Our excavation showed the pale colluvium is 80 cm thick, and contains large amounts of charcoal and some very friable animal bone (probably large and medium-sized macropod).