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Palorchestes Owen 1874 (kangaroo)

Osteichthyes - Diprotodontia - Macropodidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 40203

Full reference: R. Owen. 1874. On the Fossil Mammals of Australia. Part IX. Family Macropodidae; Genera Macropus, Pachysiagon, Leptosiagon, Procoptodon, and Palorchestes. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 164:783-803

Parent taxon: Macropodidae according to R. Owen 1874

Sister taxa: Cookeroo, Dorcopsoides, Ganguroo, Lagostrophinae, Leptosiagon, Macropodinae, Nambarinae, Pachysiagon, Rhizosthenurus, Synaptodon, Triclis, Troposodon, Acrobata

Subtaxa: Palorchestes anulus, Palorchestes azael, Palorchestes painei, Palorchestes parvus, Palorchestes pickeringi, Palorchestes selestiae

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Type: Palorchestes azael

Ecology: saltatorial herbivore