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Genus Macropus Shaw, 1790

  • Macropus Shaw, G. 1790. The Naturalist's Miscellany: or coloured figures of natural objects, drawn and described immediately from nature. London : G. Kearsley Vol. 1. [text to pl. 23].
    Type species:
     Macropus giganteus Shaw, 1790 by monotypy.
  • Gigantomys Link, H.F. 1794. Beyträge zur Naturgeschichte. Bd 1, Stückl, Ueber die Leiter der Natur, das natürliche und Künstliche System. 124 pp. [70].
    Type species:
     Gigantomys cangura Link, 1794 by monotypy.
  • Kangurus Geoffroy [Saint-Hilaire], É. & Cuvier, G.L.C.F.D. 1795. Mémoire sur une nouvelle division des mammifères, et les principes qui doivent servir de base dans cette sorte de travail. Magasin Encyclopédique. Paris : Millin, Noel et Warens Vol. 2(6) 164-190 pp. [188].
    Type species:
     Macropus giganteus Shaw, 1790 by monotypy.
  • Kanguroo Lacépède, B.G.É. 1799. Tableau des divisions, sous-divisions, ordres et genres de mammifères. Avec l'indication de toutes les espèces décrites par Buffon, et leur distribution dans chacun des genres par F.M. Daudin. Quadrupèdes. pp. 144-195 in Buffon, G.L.L. (ed.). Histoire Naturelle. Paris : P. Didot l'Aîné et Firmin Didot 14 pp. [6].
    Type species:
     Kanguroo gigas Lacépède, 1799 by monotypy.
  • Halmaturus Illiger, J.C.W. 1811. Prodromus Systematis Mammalium et Avium, additis terminis zoographicis utriusque classis, eorumque versione Germanica. Berolini : Sumptibus C. Salfeld xvii 301 pp. [80] [nom. nov. for "Kanguru" [sic] Lacépède, 1799 and Kangurus Geoffroy and Cuvier, 1795].
  • Kalmaturus Gervais, F.L.P. 1835. Dictionnaire Pittoresque d'Histoire Naturelle et des Phénomènes de la Nature. Vol. 2. [533] [nom. nud., errore pro Halmaturus Illiger, 1811].
    Secondary source:
     Iredale, T. & Troughton, E. le G. 1934. A check-list of the mammals recorded from Australia. Memoirs of the Australian Museum 6: i-xii 1-122.
  • Halmatopus Wagner, J.A. 1841. Bericht über die Leistungen in der Naturgeschichte der Säugethiere während der beiden Jahre 1839 und 1840. Weigmann, Archiv. für Nat. Jahrg. 58 pp. [8] [errore pro Halmaturus Illiger, 1811].
  • Osphranter Gould, J. 1842. Descriptions of four new species of kangaroos. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1841: 80-83 [Mar. 1842; publication date established from Duncan, F.M. 1937. On the dates of publication of the Society's 'Proceedings', 1859–1926. With an appendix containing the dates of publication of 'Proceedings', 1830–1858, compiled by the late F.H. Waterhouse, and of the 'Transactions', 1853–1869, by the late Henry Peavot, originally published in P.Z.S. 1893, 1913. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 107: 71–84] [80].
    Type species:
     Osphranter antilopinus Gould, 1842 by monotypy.
  • Megaleia Gistel, J. 1848. Naturgeschichte des Thierreichs für höhere schulen bearbeitet. Stuttgart xvi 216 pp., 32 pls. [ix].
    Type species:
     Kangurus laniger Gaimard, 1823 (=Halmaturus laniger (Gaimard, 1823)) by monotypy.
  • Gerboides Gervais, F.L.P. 1855. Histoire Naturelle des Mammifères, avec l'indication de leurs moeurs, et de leur rapports avec les arts, le commerce et l'agriculture. Tom. 2. Carnivores, Proboscidiens, Jumentés, Bisulques, Édentés, Marsupiaux, Monotrèmes, Phoques, Sirénides, et Cétacées. Paris : L. Curmer. [271] [ex Geoffroy ms].
    Type species:
     Kangurus rufus Desmarest, 1822 by monotypy.
    Secondary source:
     Iredale, T. & Troughton, E. le G. 1934. A check-list of the mammals recorded from Australia. Memoirs of the Australian Museum 6: i-xii 1-122.
  • Phascolagus Owen, R. 1874. On the fossil mammals of Australia — Part VIII. Family Macropodidae: Genera Macropus, Osphranter, Phascolagus, Sthenurus and Protemnodon. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 164: 245-287 pls 20-27 [245, 262].
    Type species:
     Macropus erubescens Sclater, 1870 by monotypy.
  • Boriogale Owen, R. 1874. On the fossil mammals of Australia — Part VIII. Family Macropodidae: Genera Macropus, Osphranter, Phascolagus, Sthenurus and Protemnodon. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 164: 245-287 pls 20-27 [247].
    Type species:
     Macropus (Boriogale) magnus Owen, 1874 by monotypy.
  • Dendrodorcopsis Rothschild, W. 1903. Preliminary diagnosis of a new genus and species of kangaroo. Novitates Zoologicae 10: 414.
    Type species:
     Dendrodorcopsis woodwardi Rothschild, 1903 by monotypy.
  • Prionotemnus Stirton, R.A. 1955. Late Tertiary marsupials from South Australia. Records of the South Australian Museum (Adelaide) 11: 247-268.
    Type species:
     Prionotemnus palankarinnicus Stirton, 1955 by monotypy.
  • Notamacropus Dawson, L. & Flannery, T. 1985. Taxonomic and phylogenetic status of living and fossil kangaroos and wallabies of the genus Macropus Shaw (Macropodidae: Marsupialia), with a new subgeneric name for the larger wallabies. Australian Journal of Zoology 33: 473-498.
    Type species:
     Halmaturus agilis Gould, 1842 by original designation.

 

Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy

  • Dawson, L. & Flannery, T. 1985. Taxonomic and phylogenetic status of living and fossil kangaroos and wallabies of the genus Macropus Shaw (Macropodidae: Marsupialia), with a new subgeneric name for the larger wallabies. Australian Journal of Zoology 33: 473-498
  • Calaby, J. & Richardson, B.J. in Walton, D.W. (ed.) 1988. Zoological Catalogue of Australia Volume 5. Mammalia. Canberra : Australian Government Publishing Service x 274 pp. [Date published 13-Apr-88] [64]

 

Distribution

States

Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)

IBRA

ACT, NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Tas, Vic, WA: Australian Alps (AA), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Broken Hill Complex (BHC), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cobar Peneplain (CP), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Desert Uplands (DEU), Darling Riverine Plains (DRP), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Flinders Lofty Block (FLB), Kanmantoo (KAN), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD), Mulga Lands (ML), Nandewar (NAN), New England Tablelands (NET), NSW North Coast (NNC), NSW South Western Slopes (NSS), Riverina (RIV), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Highlands (SEH), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Victorian Midlands (VM), Wet Tropics (WT) ; ACT, NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA: Arnhem Coast (ARC), Arnhem Plateau (ARP), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Burt Plain (BRT), Central Arnhem (CA), Carnarvon (CAR), Channel Country (CHC), Central Kimberley (CK), Coolgardie (COO), Central Ranges (CR), Daly Basin (DAB), Darwin Coastal (DAC), Dampierland (DL), Davenport Murchison Ranges (DMR), Esperance Plains (ESP), Eyre Yorke Block (EYB), Finke (FIN), Gascoyne (GAS), Gawler (GAW), Gibson Desert (GD), Gulf Fall and Uplands (GFU), Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Great Sandy Desert (GSD), Gulf Coastal (GUC), Gulf Plains (GUP), Great Victoria Desert (GVD), Hampton (HAM), Jarrah Forest (JF), Little Sandy Desert (LSD), MacDonnell Ranges (MAC), Mallee (MAL), Mount Isa Inlier (MII), Murchison (MUR), Northern Kimberley (NK), Nullarbor (NUL), Ord Victoria Plain (OVP), Pine Creek (PCK), Pilbara (PIL), Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields (SSD), Stony Plains (STP), Sturt Plateau (STU), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Tanami (TAN), Tiwi Cobourg (TIW), Victoria Bonaparte (VB), Warren (WAR), Yalgoo (YAL) ; ACT, NSW, Qld, SA, Tas, Vic: Ben Lomond (BEL), King (KIN), Tasmanian Central Highlands (TCH), Tasmanian Northern Midlands (TNM), Tasmanian Northern Slopes (TNS), Tasmanian South East (TSE), Tasmanian Southern Ranges (TSR), Tasmanian West (TWE) ; ACT, NSW, Qld, SA, Tas, Vic, WA: Flinders (FLI), Naracoorte Coastal Plain (NCP), South East Coastal Plain (SCP), Victorian Volcanic Plain (VVP)

Distribution References

  • Laurie, E.M.O. & Hill, J.E. 1954. List of Land Mammals of New Guinea, Celebes and Adjacent Islands 1758–1952. London : British Museum 175 pp. 3 pls.

History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
05-Nov-2010 05-Nov-2010 MOVED
29-Oct-2010 29-Oct-2010 MOVED
12-Feb-2010 (import)