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Gaits of Mammals found in Australia

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here is a list of gait terms

Richochet( All maropods) coined by E. Muybridge to describe the sustained bipedal leaping
Punting (all Macropods) which may include tail drag
Trotting
Galloping
  • Rotary or lateral gallop (Carnivoria)
  • Diagonal or transverse gallop (Hoofed animals)

Bounding
  • slow
  • fast
  • slow half bound
  • fast half bound
  • bounding(short legged)

Walking
  • there are 4 (four) patterns depending on animal type .

Amble * altough a type of walk this term is used for the destinctive pattern made by the Tasmanian Devil.
 

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Macrpod guide of generall group size.
based on adults in each group from Mammal tracks and signs, A field guide for south eastern Australia , Barbra Triggs. there are some modifications to her list.

Group

Hind foot length (cm

Toe print Length (cm)

Stride when Ricocheting (cm)

Stride when Punting (cm)

Large Kangaroos

30 - 35

16 – 22

120 - 250

90 – 110

Large Wallabies

20 - 23

13 – 15

100 - 140

55 – 65

Small Wallabies

12 -17

7- 10

60 - 70

35- 50

Rat Kangaroos

8 - 10

4 – 6

35-50

25 - 35

I will update this list again giving more defined group info from my own findings, some measurments already changed .
Also i will add Hand prints of eastern Grey may help determine the sex a male approx 12cm, approx. female 7cm
 
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