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Figure 8: Representative species of the family Macropodidae. Drawing by A G.
Lyne Not only man but also his introduced animals have played a part in the
extinction of certain marsupials. Foxes, dogs, and cats continue to prey upon
Comprises 3 genera and 6 species. Family Macropodidae. Primarily terrestrial
medium- to large- sized Australian marsupials. Adapted for jumping, with long
hindlegs and long tail for balance. Forelimbs have sharp claws, and thumbs are
Both arbo- really and terrestrially adapted species occur within the family. Head
and body length 10-24 cm (3.9-9.4 in.), tail 12-14 cm (4.7-5.5 in.); 5 genera, 17
species; India and Southeast Asia and Philippines. fFamily Adapidae (Not hard ...
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