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Diprotodontia
Temporal range: Oligocene – Recent
A diprotodont, the Agile Wallaby (Macropus agilis)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Diprotodontia
Owen, 1866
Suborders

Vombatiformes
Phalangeriformes
Macropodiformes

The Diprotodontia is a large order of about 120 Australasian marsupial mammals. It includes the kangaroos, wallabies, possums, koala, wombats, and many others.

Extinct members include the giant Diprotodon family, and Thylacoleo, the so-called "marsupial lion".

Classification

Order DIPROTODONTIA

  • Family †Thylacoleonidae (marsupial lions)

† means extinct family, genus or species.

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