Reconstruction of Wabularoo naughtoni, by Dorothy Dunphy.

Belongs within: Macropodiformes.
Contains: Sthenurinae, Macropodinae.

The Macropodidae includes the larger living wallabies and kangaroos, characterised by the presence of lophodont molars (semilophodont in the fossil Bulungamyinae) (Long et al. 2002).

Characters (from Long et al. 2002): Dental formula I1-3/1 (or 1-2), C0 or 1/0, P2-3/2-3, M1-4/1-4; premolars not as single ridges; molars lophodont (Macropodinae and Sthenurinae) or semilophodont (Bulungamayinae). Calcaneum with rugose surface extending to distal facet (at least in Macropodinae and Sthenurinae, unknown in Bulungamayinae).

    |  i. s.: Halmaturus MB66
    |           |--H. agilis MB66
    |           |--H. bennettii MB66
    |           |--H. coxenii Gray 1866 G66
    |           |--H. derbianus MB66
    |           |--H. dorsalis G66
    |           |--H. irma MB66
    |           |--H. scottii Krefft 1870 F71
    |           |--H. thomsonii Krefft 1870 F71
    |           `--H. wombeyensis (Broom 1896) [=Macropus (Halmaturus) wombeyensis] F71
    |--+--Sthenurinae LA02
    |  `--Macropodinae LA02
    `--Bulungamayinae LA02
         |--Bulungamaya Flannery, Archer & Plane 1983 LA02
         |    `--*B. delicata Flannery, Archer & Plane 1983 LA02
         |--Ganguroo Cooke 1997 LA02
         |    `--*G. bilamina Cooke 1997 LA02
         |--Nowidgee Cooke 1997 LA02
         |    `--*N. matrix Cooke 1997 LA02
         |--Wabularoo Archer 1979 LA02
         |    `--*W. naughtoni Archer 1979 LA02
         `--Wanburoo Cooke 1999 LA02
              `--*W. hilarus Cooke 1999 LA02

*Type species of generic name indicated


[F71] Fletcher, H. O. 1971. Catalogue of type specimens of fossils in the Australian Museum, Sydney. Australian Museum Memoir 13: 1-167.

[G66] Gray, J. E. 1866. Notes on some Mammalia from Port Albany (Cape York Peninsula), North Australia, with the descriptions of some new species. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1866: 219-221.

[LA66] Long, J., M. Archer, T. Flannery & S. Hand. 2002. Prehistoric Mammals of Australia and New Guinea: One Hundred Million Years of Evolution. University of New South Wales Press: Sydney.

[MB66] Murie, J., & A. D. Bartlett. 1866. On the movement of the symphysis of the lower jaw in the kangaroos. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1866: 28-34.

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