Nototherium

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Nototherium
Temporal range: Pliocene–Pleistocene
Nothotherium mitchelli.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Subclass: Marsupialia
Order: Diprotodontia
Suborder: Vombatiformes
Family: Diprotodontidae
Gill, 1872
Genus: 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

See also[edit]

Nototherium mitcheli