Definition of Petrogale

1. Noun. Rock wallabies.

Exact synonyms: Genus Petrogale
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Family Macropodidae, Macropodidae
Member holonyms: Rock Kangaroo, Rock Wallaby



Definition of Petrogale

1. n. Any Australian kangaroo of the genus Petrogale, as the rock wallaby (P. penicillata).

Definition of Petrogale

1. Noun. (zoology) Any of the genus ''Petrogale'' of Australian kangaroos, such as the rock wallaby (''P. penicillata''). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Petrogale

1. Any Australian kangaroo of the genus Petrogale, as the rock wallaby (P. Penicillata). Origin: NL, fr. Gr. A rock + a weasel. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Petrogale

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1. The Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales by Linnean Society of New South Wales (1877)
"Description of a supposed New Species of Rock Wallaby from the Palm Islands, on the North-east Coast of Australia, proposed to be called Petrogale assimilis ..."

2. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1898)
"The aorta and great vessels are as in Petrogale. The common carotid, bifurcates opposite the cephalic end of the larynx, and at this point the superior ..."

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