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Goodfellows Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus goodfellowi
2013-08-19 13:25:33

Goodfellow’s tree-kangaroo (Dendrolagus goodfellowi), also known as the ornate tree-kangaroo, is a marsupial that can be found in New Guinea and along the border of Irian Jaya in Indonesia. This species received its scientific name in honor of Walter Goodfellow, a British zoological collector. This species holds two recognized subspecies, Dendrolagus goodfellowi goodfellowi and Buergers'...

Dorias Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus dorianus
2013-08-19 10:46:25

Doria’s tree-kangaroo (Dendrolagus dorianus) is a marsupial that can be found in New Guinea. It prefers a habitat within montane forests, at elevations between 1,968 and 11,975 feet. The species was given its scientific name by Edward Pierson Ramsay in 1883, in honor of Giacomo Doria. It is one of the largest species in its genus, reaching an average body length between 1.6 and 2.5 feet, with...

Matschies Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus matschiei
2013-08-19 10:43:00

Matschie's tree-kangaroo (Dendrolagus matschiei) is a marsupial that is only found on the Huon Peninsula of northeastern New Guinea. Its other common name, the Huon tree-kangaroo, is derived from its restricted location, although it does appear on the neighboring island of Umboi where it is thought to have been introduced. This species prefers to reside in tropical rainforests or deciduous...

Grizzled Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus inustus
2013-08-16 10:25:08

The grizzled tree-kangaroo (Dendrolagus inustus) is a marsupial that can be found in western and northern areas of New Guinea. Its range also includes the island of Yapen, and it is thought to possibly occur on Waigeo and Salawati, although this has not been confirmed. It prefers a habitat within mid-montane and lowland tropical forests. It has been found in both primary and secondary forests....

Bennetts Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus bennettianus
2013-08-15 12:03:25

Bennett’s tree-kangaroo (Dendrolagus bennettianus) can be found in Australia. Its range extends from Cooktown Queensland in the south to the Daintree River. This area is small and contains lowland and tropical rainforests. Bennett’s tree kangaroo is rarely seen, so there is little known about its habits. It consumes vegetation like vines, ferns, wild fruits, and leaves, especially those of...

Ursine Tree-kangaroo Dendrolagus ursinus
2013-07-29 15:37:44

The ursine tree-kangaroo (Dendrolagus ursinus) is a marsupial that is native to the Vogelkop. It is also thought to occur natively in Indonesia, the Fak-fak peninsulas, and West Papua. This species prefers a habitat in uninhabited areas, in montane lowland forests. The major threats to this tree-kangaroo include hunting for food purposes and habitat loss, which has severely affected the natural...

Lumholtzs Tree-kangaroo Dendrolagus lumholtzi
2013-01-18 14:22:16

Image Caption: Dendrolagus lumholtzi. Credit: Joseph Smit/Wikipedia Lumholtz's tree-kangaroo (Dendrolagus lumholtzi) can be found in the Atherton Tableland Region in Queensland. It prefers a habitat within secondary rainforests, but can be found on the edges of eucalypt forests. Its scientific and common names were given in honor of Carl Sofus Lumholtz, a Norwegian explorer. Lumholtz's...

Kangaroo
2006-12-12 13:30:09

A kangaroo is any of several large macropods (the marsupial family that also includes the wallabies, tree-kangaroos, wallaroos, pademelons and the Quokka: 63 species in all). The term kangaroo is sometimes used in a broader sense to refer to all members of the macropod family. Kangaroos are endemic to the continent of Australia, while tree-kangaroos are found on both Australia and New Guinea....

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