The extraordinary osteology and functional morphology of the limbs in Palorchestidae, a family of strange extinct marsupial giants

@article{Richards2019TheEO,
  title={The extraordinary osteology and functional morphology of the limbs in Palorchestidae, a family of strange extinct marsupial giants},
  author={Hazel L Richards and R. Wells and A. Evans and E. Fitzgerald and Justin W. Adams},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2019},
  volume={14}
}
The Palorchestidae are a family of marsupial megafauna occurring across the eastern Australian continent from the late Oligocene through to their extinction in the Late Pleistocene. The group is known for their odd ‘tapir-like’ crania and distinctive clawed forelimbs, but their appendicular anatomy has never been formally described. We provide the first descriptions of the appendicular skeleton and body mass estimates for three palorchestid species, presenting newly-identified, and in some… Expand
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