Silhouette of a male wallaroo at sunset

Kangaroos, wallabies and wallaroos

There are four species of kangaroo, eight wallabies and two wallaroos in this genus.

Scientific name: Macropus

Rank: Genus

Distribution

Map showing the distribution of the Kangaroos, wallabies and wallaroos taxa

The shading illustrates the diversity of this group - the darker the colour the greater the number of species. Data provided by WWF's Wildfinder.

The Kangaroos, wallabies and wallaroos can be found in a number of locations including: Australia. Find out more about these places and what else lives there.

BBC News about Kangaroos, wallabies and wallaroos