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Phascolarctos cinereus (koala)

Mammalia - Diprotodontia - Phascolarctidae

Taxonomy
Lipurus cinereus was named by Goldfuss (1817). It is extant.

It was recombined as Phascolarctos cinereus by Pocock (1921) and Lundelius and Turnbull (1982).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1817Lipurus cinereus Goldfuss
1921Phascolarctos cinereus Pocock p. 595
1982Phascolarctos cinereus Lundelius and Turnbull p. 13

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1874
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
subclassSarcopterygii()
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
subclassAmphibiosauriaKuhn 1967
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
subclassSynapsida
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
RankNameAuthor
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
Theriamorpha(Rowe 1993)
Theriiformes()
Trechnotheria
Cladotheria
Zatheria
subclassTribosphenida()
subclassTheria
subclassMetatheria()
Marsupialiformes
Marsupialia()
AustralidelphiaSzalay 1982
orderDiprotodontiaOwen 1866
suborderVombatiformesBurnett 1830
familyPhascolarctidaeOwen 1839
genusPhascolarctosde Blainville 1816
speciescinereus(Goldfuss 1817)

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Phascolarctos cinereus Goldfuss 1817 [koala]
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Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
partNmean

Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: arborealg
Diet: herbivoref
Reproduction: viviparoussubc
Created: 2012-05-15 14:27:25
Modified: 2012-05-14 23:27:25
Source: g = genus, f = family, subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Hendy et al. 2009, Hopson 1973, Nowak 1991, Clemens 1979, Bassarova et al. 2009, Lillegraven 1979, Carroll 1988

Age range: Late/Upper Pleistocene or 0.12600 to 0.01170 Ma

Collections (10 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Pleistocene2.588 - 0.0117Australia (Western Australia) Phascolarctos cinereus (136225)
Pleistocene2.588 - 0.0117Australia (South Australia) Phascolarctos cinereus (28298 135983 136076 136430)
Middle Pleistocene - Late/Upper Pleistocene0.781 - 0.0117Australia (South Australia) Phascolarctos cinereus (136074 136075)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117Australia (Victoria) Phascolarctos cinereus (182939)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117Australia (South Australia) Phascolarctos cinereus (182957)
Late/Upper Pleistocene - Holocene0.126 - 0.0Australia (South Australia) Phascolarctos cinereus (136172)