Diprotodon Owen 1838 (diprotodont marsupial)

Mammalia - Diprotodontia - Diprotodontidae

Parent taxon: Diprotodontidae according to R. I. Pocock 1921

See also Lydekker 1894 and McKenna and Bell 1997

Sister taxa: Bematherium, Brachalletes, Chronozoon, Diprotodontinae, Euowenia, Euryzygoma, Koalemus, Kolopsis, Kolopsoides, Meniscolophus, Nototherium, Plaisiodon, Pyramios, Raemeotherium, Sthenmerus, Zygomaturinae

Subtaxa: Diprotodon optatum

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Type: Diprotodon optatum

Ecology: scansorial omnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (59 collections)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Australia (3)

• Pliocene of Australia (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Australia (1)

• Miocene to Holocene of Australia (1)

Total: 65 collections including 69 occurrences

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