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Cookeroo Butler et al. 2016 (kangaroo)

Mammalia - Diprotodontia - Macropodidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 304866

Full reference: K. Butler, K. J. Travouillon, G. J. Price, M. Archer, and S. J. Hand. 2016. Cookeroo, a new genus of fossil kangaroo (Marsupialia, Macropodidae) from the Oligo-Miocene of Riversleigh, Northwestern Queensland, Australia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 36(3):e1083029

Parent taxon: Macropodidae according to K. Butler et al. 2016

Sister taxa: Dorcopsoides, Ganguroo, Lagostrophinae, Leptosiagon, Macropodinae, Nambarinae, Pachysiagon, Palorchestes, Rhizosthenurus, Synaptodon, Triclis, Troposodon, Acrobata

Subtaxa: Cookeroo bulwidarri, Cookeroo hortusensis

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Type: Cookeroo bulwidarri

Ecology: saltatorial herbivore