Macropus pearsoni

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Macropus pearsoni
Temporal range: Pleistocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Diprotodontia
Suborder: Macropodiformes
Family: Macropodidae
Genus: Macropus
Species: M. pearsoni
Binomial name
Macropus pearsoni
(Bartholomai, 1971)
Synonyms

Fissuridon pearsoni

Macropus pearsoni is an extinct Australian vertebrate species belonging to the family Macropodidae, and the same genus Macropus as extant kangaroos. M. pearsoni lived during the Pleistocene. It is known from fossil mandibles collected from Pleistocene beds from the Darling Downs in New South Wales, Lake Kanunka in northeastern South Australia, and Cape York Peninsula.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Mammal Society (1982). Australian Mammal Society. Australian Mammal Society. p. 264. 

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