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- proper n. A taxonomic family within the suborder Macropodiformes — marsupials including kangaroos and wallabies.
Also yesterday, I read "A new Pleistocene tree-kangaroo (Dirpotodontia; Macropodidae) from the Nullarbor Plain of south-central Australia."
The quokka (Setonix brachyurus, VU) is a member of the kangaroo family (Macropodidae).
It could be traced back to a journal paper that two researchers in Australia had published, in 1971, on the ecological requirements of certain species of Macropodidae, the marsupial family that includes wallabies and kangaroos.
Family of Macropodidae can be found in the pound including the biggest red kangaroo and the yellow-footed rock wallaby.