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Macropodiformes
Temporal range: Oligocene – Recent
Red-necked Wallaby
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Subclass: Marsupialia
Order: Diprotodontia
Suborder: Macropodiformes
Ameghino, 1889
Families

Hypsiprymnodontidae
Macropodidae
Potoroidae

Macropodiformes is one of the three suborders of the large marsupial order Diprotodontia. Kangaroos, wallabies and allies, bettongs, potaroos and rat kangaroos are all in this suborder.

Classification

  • Family Hypsiprymnodontidae
  • Family Macropodidae: kangaroos, wallabies, and allies
  • Family Potoroidae
    • Genus †Wakiewakie
    • Genus †Purtia
    • Genus ?†Palaeopotorous
    • Subfamily †Bulungamayinae
      • Genus †'Wabularoo
        • Wabularoo hilarus
        • Wabularoo naughtoni
      • Genus †Bulungamaya
    • Subfamily Potoroinae
      • Genus Aepyprymnus
        • Rufous Rat-kangaroo, Aepyprymnus rufescens
      • Genus Bettongia
        • Eastern Bettong, Bettongia gaimardi
        • Boodie, Bettongia lesueur
        • Woylie, Bettongia penicillata
        • Northern Bettong, Bettongia tropica
        • Bettongia moyesi
      • Genus Caloprymnus
        • Desert Rat-kangaroo, Caloprymnus campestris
      • Genus Potorous
        • Long-footed Potoroo, Potorous longipes
        • †Broad-faced Potoroo, Potorous platyops
        • Long-nosed Potoroo, Potorous tridactylus
        • Gilbert's Potoroo, Potorous gilbertii
      • Genus †Gumardee
        • Gumardee pascuali
      • Genus †Milliyowi
        • Milliyowi bunganditj

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