Genus: Macropus (Osphranter)
Species: Macropus rufus - red kangaroo
Describer (Date): Demarest (1822)
Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS 2006)
Illustration of a red kangaroo by 19th century artist-naturalist John Gould.
Although Gould is typically associated with birds, a 1938 trip to Australia inspired his three volume Mammals of Australia and an additional monograph on kangaroos.
Published in Mammals of Australia in 1863 (Vol. II, Plate 7).
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