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Macropus (Macropus) ferragus Owen 1874 (kangaroo)

Osteichthyes - Diprotodontia - Macropodidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 162509

Alternative combinations: Macropus ferragus, Pachysiagon ferragus

Synonym: Macropus (Leptosaigon) gracilis Owen 1874 (taxon 162511)

Full reference: R. Owen. 1874. On the Fossil Mammals of Australia. Part IX. Family Macropodidae; Genera Macropus, Pachysiagon, Leptosiagon, Procoptodon, and Palorchestes. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 164:783-803

Belongs to Macropus (Macropus) according to L. Dawson and T. Flannery 1985

Sister taxa: Leptosaigon, Macropus (Macropus) fuliginosus, Macropus (Macropus) giganteus, Macropus (Macropus) mundjabus, Macropus (Macropus) pan, Macropus (Macropus) pearsoni

Type specimens:

  • Macropus (Macropus) ferragus: BM 32903, a mandible (right mandibular fragment with two molars)
  • Macropus (Leptosaigon) gracilis:

Ecology: saltatorial herbivore