Tree-kangaroos of Australia and New Guinea (Australian by Roger Martin

By Roger Martin

To many of us, the advice kangaroo may well reside up a tree is delusion. but, within the rainforests of a long way North Queensland and New Guinea, there are impressive kangaroos that just do that. Many facets of those marsupials' anatomy and biology recommend a terrestrial kangaroo ancestor. but nobody has, up to now, come ahead with a resounding rationalization of ways, why and while mammals that was once so beautifully tailored for all times at the floor may still turn out again within the trees.
This publication reports the typical historical past and biology of tree-kangaroos from the time in their first discovery via Europeans within the jungles of West Papua in 1826 correct as much as the current day, overlaying the most recent study being carried out in Australian and New Guinea. Combining info from a couple of disparate disciplines, the writer units forth the 1st rationalization of this obvious evolutionary conundrum.

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