Nototherium

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Nototherium
Temporal range: Pliocene–Pleistocene
Nothotherium mitchelli.jpg
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Gill, 1872
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Nototherium

Owen, 1845

Nototherium ("Southern Beast") is an extinct genus of marsupial from Australia. This mammal had hypsodont molars. It was a relative of the larger Diprotodon and a distant kin to modern wombats too. It was hunted by Megalania and Thylacoleo carnifex.

Sources[edit]

  • 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

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Nototherium mitcheli