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Macrotis lagotis Reid 1837 (bilby)

Osteichthyes - Marsupialia - Thylacomyidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 234463

Alternative combination: Perameles (Macrotis) lagotis

Belongs to Macrotis according to M. Archer and J. A. W. Kirsch 1977

Sister taxon: Thylacomys

Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore-carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 78.2, humerus length 54.6, radius length 57.3, scapula length 59.0, skull 97.1 x 51.6, tibia length 98.0, ulna length 73.2

Estimated body mass: 1.76 kg based on femur length, humerus length, tibia length, and ulna length