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The Evolution Of Bipedalism

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Bipedalism is common to all except two relatives of the Kangaroo, the musky rat kangaroo and the Balbarines, who both have similar length forelimbs and hind limbs. Scientist are not sure if all had a common bipedal ancestor from the Bulugamayines or that the bipedalism locomotion had evolved independently over time more than once. Balbarines, branched off early in evolution leading to extinction. Bulugamayines were the original group for the Macropodidae, animals that could hop. Their decline in the Miocene period was due to radiation of the Potorinae, Sthenurinae and Macropodinae along with the spread of grasslands in response to extreme dryness of climate. Sthenurines were wallaby-sized known for their short face. The tail was short
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