Silvaroo

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Silvaroo
Temporal range: Pleistocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Diprotodontia
Family: Macropodidae
Genus: Silvaroo
Species

Silvaroo bandharr
Silvaroo buloloensis

Silvaroo is a genus of megafaunal macropods that existed in Australia in the Pleistocene. Based on fossil evidence and affinities with the extant forest wallabies from the genera Dorcopsis and Dorcopsulus from Papua New Guinea, the two species of this genus were removed from the genus Protemnodon to Silvaroo.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dawson, L. (2004). "New fossil genus of forest wallaby (Marsupialia, Macropodinae) and a review of Protemnodon from eastern Australia and New Guinea". Alcheringa 28: 275–290. doi:10.1080/03115510408619285.