Diprotodont

order of mammals

The Diprotodontia is a large order of about 120 Australasian marsupial mammals. It includes the kangaroos, wallabies, possums, koala, wombats, and many others.

Diprotodontia
Temporal range: Oligocene – Recent
Macropus agilis - 02.jpg
A diprotodont, the agile wallaby (Macropus agilis)
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Diprotodontia

Owen, 1866
Suborders

Vombatiformes
Phalangeriformes
Macropodiformes

Extinct members include the giant Diprotodon family, and Thylacoleo, the so-called "marsupial lion".

ClassificationEdit

Order DIPROTODONTIA


† means extinct family, genus or species.