Palorchestidae

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Palorchestidae
Temporal range: Late Oligocene–Late Pleistocene
Palorchestes BW.jpg
Palorchestes azael
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Diprotodontia
Suborder: Vombatiformes
Family: Palorchestidae
Tate, 1948

The family Palorchestidae, referred to as marsupial tapirs, contains four genera of diprotodont marsupials with eight species described. All species are extinct.[1]

  • Propalorchestes (Murray, 1986)
    • P. novaculocephalus (Murray, 1990)
    • P. painei (Murray, 1986)
  • Ngapakaldia (Stirton, 1967)
    • N. bonythoni (Stirton, 1967)
    • N. tedfordi (Stirton, 1967)
  • Palorchestes (Owen, 1873)
    • P. selestiae (Mackness, 1995)
    • P. paine (Woodburne, 1967)
    • P. azael (Owen, 1873)
  • Pitikantia dailyi (Stirton, 1967)

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