Diprotodontidae

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Diprotodontidae
Temporal range: Late Oligocene–Pleistocene
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Restoration of Diprotodon
Conservation status
Fossil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Diprotodontia
Suborder: Vombatiformes
Family: Diprotodontidae
Subfamilies & Genera

Alkwertatherium
Bematherium
Pyramios
Nototherium
Meniscolophus
Euryzygoma
Diprotodon
Euowenia
Stenomerus
Zygomaturinae

The Diprotodontidae are an extinct family of large marsupials, endemic to what would be Australia, during the Oligocene through Pleistocene periods from 28.4 million to 11,000 years ago.[1]

References[edit]

  • Vertebrate Palaeontology by Michael J. Benton (page 314)
  • Wildlife of Gondwana: Dinosaurs and Other Vertebrates from the Ancient Supercontinent (Life of the Past) by Pat Vickers Rich, Thomas Hewitt Rich, Francesco Coffa, and Steven Morton
  • Prehistoric Mammals of Australia and New Guinea: One Hundred Million Years of Evolution by John A. Long, Michael Archer, Timothy Flannery, and Suzanne Hand (page 77)