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(Science: zoology) Any one of numerous species of jumping marsupials of the family Macropodidae. They inhabit australia, new guinea, and adjacent islands, They have long and strong hind legs and a large tail, while the fore legs are comparatively short and feeble. The giant kangaroo (macropus major) is the largest species, sometimes becoming twelve or fourteen feet in total length. The tree kangaroos, belonging to the genus Dendrolagus, live in trees; the rock kangaroos, of the genus petrogale, inhabit rocky situations; and the brush kangaroos, of the genus Halmaturus, inhabit wooded districts. See wallaby. Kangaroo apple, the potoroo.

Origin: Said to be the native name.

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Bones found under house

Since you are in Australia, have you considered kangaroo or wallaby? DougB

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by DougB
Tue May 29, 2012 5:18 pm
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Topic: Bones found under house
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Re: 5 best proofs of evolution

... not at all like them, for example, the process by which, say, a species of fish gets transformed (or evolves) through various stages into a cow, a kangaroo, or an eagle. This definition, it should be noted, makes no claims about how the process might occur, and thus it certainly does not equate ...

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by Raven7899
Sun May 27, 2012 11:46 am
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What are your country's endemic animals?

... fails to do this every single time. Anyway having said that Endemic species here in Australia are off the top of my head are ............ Koala, Kangaroo, Tree Kangaroo, Platypus, Echidna, Funnel web spider, Bandicoot, Antichinus, Emu, Wombat's and Galah's which i have already mentioned above ...

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by vk4vfx
Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:03 pm
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GCSE Biology question on cells?

Kangaroos have 12 chromosomes in each skin cell. 1)How many chromosomes are in a sperm cell from a kangaroo? 2)How many chromosomes are in a kidney cell from a kangaroo? Please give answers and also explain the scientific reasoning behind your answers. Many thanks!

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Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:57 am
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Topic: GCSE Biology question on cells?
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Composition of tissue

... I have a module on anatomy and physiology. I have been given the task below, I have been able to find quite a bit about the mammal (I'm using a kangaroo) but I can not find anything about reptiles of any sorts. I would be grateful if someone could point me towards some resources and/or books ...

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by chieflx
Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:11 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Composition of tissue
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