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(Family: Macropodidae)

Macropods are all relatively large marsupials, ranging from the Quokka Setonix brachyurus (smallest) to the Red Kangaroo Osphranter rufus (largest), and 42 remain today (with a further 4 declared extinct). Macropods are a versatile, and familiar, group and include the wallabies, the open plains-dwelling Red Kangaroo, the more scrub-dwelling grey kangaroos, the wallaroos and rock-wallabies that prefer rocky outcrops and the tree-climbing tree-kangaroos of Australia’s northern rainforests. 

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