Family Phascolarctidae Owen 1839 (koala)

Mammalia - Diprotodontia - Phascolarctidae

Parent taxon: Vombatiformes according to M. S. Y. Springer et al. 1994

See also Lundelius and Turnbull 1982, McKenna and Bell 1997, Munemasa et al. 2006, Nowak 1991 and Pocock 1921

Sister taxa: Ilariidae, Maradidae, Vombatidae, Vombatomorphia

Subtaxa: Invictokoala Koobor Litokoala Madakoala Nimiokoala Perikoala Phascolarctos Priscakoala

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Ecology: scansorial herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (18 collections)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Australia (2)

• Pliocene of Australia (3)

• Miocene of Australia (4)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Australia (8)

• Oligocene of Australia (2)

Total: 37 collections including 40 occurrences

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