Macropus sp.

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  • Macropus is the world’s largest kangaroo reaching up to 2.5 metres tall.
  • Lived 60,000 — 40,000 years ago.
  • Related to Macropus pearsoni, Pearson’s Giant Kangaroo.
  • Peculiar deer-like claws on its feet.
  • Stood on tip toes to feed using its hind legs.
  • Had a pouch.
  • Plant eater, probably a browser feeding on high vegetation such as leaves.
  • Found at South Walker Creek.
prehistoric kangaroo next to a silhouette of a man
Reconstruction of the giant kangaroo from South Walker Creek, Macropus sp. Image: Queensland Museum, Vlad Konstantinov, Andrey Atuchin & Scott Hocknull.

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