The kangaroo is a marsupial from the family Macropodidae (macropods, meaning "large foot"). In common use, the term is used to describe the largest species from this family, especially those of the genus Macropus: the red kangaroo, antilopine kangaroo, eastern grey kangaroo, and western grey kangaroo. Kangaroos are indigenous to Australia. The Australian government estimates that 34.3 million kangaroos lived within the commercial harvest areas of Australia in 2011, up from 25.1 million one year earlier. Kangaroos have large, powerful hind legs, large feet adapted for leaping, a long muscular tail for balance, and a small head. Like most marsupials, female kangaroos have a pouch called a marsupium in which joeys complete postnatal development.
- Nearly Complete Skeleton, 1 missing distal from the left hand
- From owner Jay Villemarette's private collection
- Skull Length 16.5cm (6.5in)
- Skull Width 8.2cm (3.2in)
- Skull Height 7.8cm (3.1in)