macropus definition

  • noun:
    • A genus of marsupials including the typical kangaroo.
    • The typical genus of Macropodidæ, established by Shaw in 1800. M. major is the giant kangaroo, or forester. See forester, 4, and cut under kangaroo.
    • A generic name that has been variously employed for particular fishes, birds, bugs, and crustaceans, it is no further being used, becoming antedated because of the same title in mammalogy.
    • kind genus regarding the family members Macropodidae: typical kangaroos and wallabies

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