Phascolarctidae


Phascolarctidae

Taxobox
name = PhascolarctidaeMSW3 Groves|pages=43]
fossil_range = Mid Miocene to Recent



image_width = 250px
image_caption = "Phascolarctos cinereus"
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Mammalia
infraclassis = Marsupialia
ordo = Diprotodontia
subordo = Vombatiformes
familia = Phascolarctidae
familia_authority = Owen, 1839
subdivision_ranks = Genera
subdivision =†"Litokoala"
†"Koobor"
†"Perikoala"
†"?Cundokoala"
†"?Nimiokoala"
†"Madakoala"
"Phascolarctos"

Phascolarctidae is a family of marsupials of the order Diprotodontia, consisting of only one extant species, the Koala, six well known fossil species, with another 5 less well known fossil species, and 2 fossil species whose taxonomy is debatable but is put in this group. The closest relatives of the Phascolarctidae are the wombats, which comprise the family Vombatidae.

The family of the Phascolarctidae dates back to the Middle Miocene. [cite book | author = Benton, M.J. | title = Vertebrate Palaeontology | publisher = Oxford | year = 2005 | pages = 314]

Classification

Family Phascolarctidae
* ?Genus †"Cundokoala"
**†"Cundokoala yorkensis"
* ?Genus †"Nimiokoala
**†Riversleigh Rainforest Koala - "Nimiokoala greystanesi"
* Genus †"Madakoala
**†"Madakoala robustus"
**†"Madakoala wellsi"
**†"Madakoala devisi"
* Genus †"Litokoala"
**†"Litokoala garyjohnstoni"
**†"Litokoala kutjamarpensis"
**†"Litokoala kanunkaensis"
* Genus †"Koobor"
**†"Koobor jimbarrati"
**†"Koobor notabilis"
* Genus †"Perikoala"
**†"Perikoala palankarinnica"
**†"Perikoala robustus"
* Genus "Phascolarctos"
**†"Phascolarctos maris"
**Koala - "Phascolarctos cinereus"
**†Giant Koala - "Phascolarctos stirtoni"

References

External links

* [http://koalas.org/koala-info.html Koalas with evolutionary information] .


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