A plant-eating marsupial mammal of an Australasian family that comprises the kangaroos and wallabies.
- Family Macropodidae: several genera, in particular Macropus.
- Are you talking about macropods in general like wallabies, the kangaroos as well as the possums or just the Brush-tails in particular?
- A program in northern NSW is helping to save the endangered rufous bettong, a macropod that plays an important part in forest ecosystems.
- In macropods regurgitation is more irregular and infrequent and involves much less chewing and has been termed merycism.
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