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Diprotodontid (Marsupial) Mandibles complete with left and right dentions

Geoscience Australia

Geoscience Australia

Kolopsoides belonged to the family of Australian megafauna called the Diprotodontidae, the 'super wombats', which includes the largest marsupials ever to have existed. This lower jaw (mandible) of Kolopsoides shows why the diprotodontids are so called - the name means 'two forward teeth', in reference to the large, forward-projecting incisors at the front of the jaw. Kolopsoides is known only from the Pliocene of New Guinea.

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  • Title: Diprotodontid (Marsupial) Mandibles complete with left and right dentions
  • Type: Fossil
  • Rights: Geoscience Australia / CC-BY 4.0
  • Photographer: Chris Fitzgerald
  • Museum ID: CPC13860

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