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Protemnodon
Temporal range: Pleistocene
Protemnodon anak by avancna-d12lgy0.jpg
A restoration of Protemnodon anak
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Diprotodontia
Family: Macropodidae
Subfamily: Macropodinae
Genus: Protemnodon
Owen, 1873
Referred species
  • P. anak
  • P. antaeus
  • P. buloloensis
  • P. goliah
  • P. hopei
  • P. nombe
  • P. otibandus
  • P. parvus
  • P. snewiki
  • P. tumbuna

Protemnodon is an extinct genus of macropods that existed in Australia, Tasmania, and Papua New Guinea in the Pleistocene. Based on fossil evidence, Protemnodon is thought to have been physically similar to wallabies, but far larger; Protemnodon hopei was the smallest in the genus weighing about 45 kg, the other species all weighed over 110 kg. Recent analysis of mtDNA extracted from fossils indicates that Protemnodon was closely related to Macropus.

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