Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of kangaroos, of the family Macropodidæ, comprising the ordinary brush-kangaroos, whallabees, or pademelons, which have a naked muffle. Most of the species of the family belong to this genus, and are of moderate or small size. Such are H. antilopinus, H. bennetti, H. thetidis, and others. The range of the genus includes Tasmania and New Guinea as well as Australia. It was founded by Illiger in 1811.
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