Eastern grey kangaroo


Eastern grey kangaroo[1]
Temporal range: Early Pliocene – Recent
Macropus giganteus - Brunkerville.jpg
A female and joey at the Brunkerville, New South Wales

Delisted (ESA)[3]
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Diprotodontia
Family: Macropodidae
Genus: Macropus
Species:
M. giganteus
Binomial name
Macropus giganteus
Shaw, 1790
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Eastern grey kangaroo range

The eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) is a marsupial found in the eastern third of Australia, with a population of several million. It is also known as the great grey kangaroo and the forester kangaroo. Although a big eastern grey male typically weighs around 66 kg (146 lb) and stands almost 2 m (6 ft 7 in) tall,[citation needed] the scientific name, Macropus giganteus (gigantic large-foot), is misleading: the red kangaroo of the semi-arid inland is larger, weighing up to 90 kg (200 lb).

  1. ^ Groves, C. P. (2005). "Order Diprotodontia". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 64. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  2. ^ Munny, P.; Menkhorst, P.; Winter, J. (2016). "Macropus giganteus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T41513A21952954. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-2.RLTS.T41513A21952954.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  3. ^ "Species Profile".

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