Wakaleo alcootaensis

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Wakaleo alcootaensis
Temporal range: Late Miocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Diprotodontia
Family: Thylacoleonidae
Genus: Wakaleo
Species: W. alcootaensis
Binomial name
Wakaleo alcootaensis

Wakaleo alcootaensis was a "marsupial lion" that lived during the late Miocene, about 10 million years ago and was about the size of a dog.[1]

It has been found in Alcoota in the Northern Territory of Australia, and is known from a single fossil maxilla fragment[1] found in 1974 by Dr. Michael Archer.

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  1. ^ a b "Australian Museum - Wakaleo". Retrieved 2011-01-17.