The tammar wallaby Macropus eugenii like all macropodid marsupials has large hindlimbs specially adapted for hopping. The digits on the hindlimb are highly modified: digit 1 is never present, but digits 2 and 3 are fused and there is an elongated digit 4.
- Tammar Limbs: day 19-25 | day 19 | day 20 | day 22 | day 24 | day 25 | Limb Development | Kangaroo Development
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