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Phascolarctidae

(Family)

Overview

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A Family in the Kingdom Animalia.

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Taxonomy

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The Family Phascolarctidae is a member of the Superfamily Phalangeroidea. Here is the complete "parentage" of Phascolarctidae:

The Family Phascolarctidae is further organized into finer groupings including:

Genera

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Litokoala

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Madakoala

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Perikoala

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Phascolarctos

The genus Phascolarctos consists of 3 species, of which only one (P. cinereus, the ) is alive today. The largest species was P. stirtoni (or Giant Koala) that lived in the Pleistocene epoch. Giant Koala species are known only from fossils found in the Lake Eyre and Tarkarooloo basins of South Australia. Not much is known of the P. maris species. [more]

At least 7 species and subspecies belong to the Genus Phascolarctos.

More info about the Genus Phascolarctos may be found here.

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Last Revised: October 03, 2013
2013/10/03 20:13:33