Procoptodon pusio Owen 1874 (short-faced kangaroo)

Mammalia - Diprotodontia

Full reference: R. Owen. 1874. On the Fossil Mammals of Australia. Part IX. Family Macropodidae; Genera Macropus, Pachysiagon, Leptosiagon, Procoptodon, and Palorchestes. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 164:783-803

Belongs to Procoptodon according to R. Owen 1874

Sister taxa: Procoptodon browneorum, Procoptodon gilli, Procoptodon mccoyi, Procoptodon oreas, Procoptodon otuel, Procoptodon rapha, Procoptodon williamsi

Type specimen: BMNH 39996, a maxilla (right maxillary fragment). Its type locality is Gowrie, which is in a Pleistocene terrestrial horizon in Australia.

Ecology: scansorial omnivore


• Quaternary of Australia (12 collections)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Australia (1)

Total: 13 collections including 14 occurrences

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