order of mammals

Yalkaparidon is an extinct genus of Australian marsupials, first described in 1988 and known only from the Oligo-Miocene deposits of Riversleigh, northwestern Queensland, Australia.

A detailed study on its morphology, including newly-referred tarsal material published in 2014 found that it was likely a crown group marsupial,[1] and probably an australidelphian, but its unusual morphology made its precise placement uncertain.


  1. "The evolution and classification of marsupials" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 May 2021. Retrieved 5 May 2021.