Western Gray Kangaroo (Macropus fuliginosus)
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Order: Diprotodontia – koalas, wombats, possums, and macropods (kangaroos, tree kangaroos, wallabies, etc.)
Family: Macropodidae – kangaroos, tree kangaroos, wallabies, pademelons, etc.
Subgenus: Macropus (Macropus)
Species: Macropus fuliginosus - western gray kangaroo
Subspecies: M. f. fuliginosus
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© 2017 San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance. Population estimates updated May 2018.
How to cite: Western Gray Kangaroo (Macropus fuliginosus) Fact Sheet. c2017. San Diego (CA): San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance; [accessed YYYY Mmm dd]. http://ielc.libguides.com/sdzg/factsheets/ westerngraykangaroo
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We wish to thank Dr. Sarah Garnick for providing expert content review of this fact sheet.
Dr. Garnick has a decade of experience working with kangaroos and wallabies (macropods) across Victoria, Australia. She completed her PhD on the habitat and diet requirements of macropods in southeastern Australia at the University of Melbourne in 2014. She has worked for the Victorian State Government on biodiversity protection across public and private lands. At the time of this writing, she is working to improve methods for determining herbivore diet composition for rangeland managers at Texas A&M University, USA.