Bohra paulae Flannery & Szalay, 1982

Giant tree kangaroo (proposed)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: Late Pleistocene



New South Wales, Australia


Biology & Ecology




Holotype: AM F62099

Other specimens:

AM F62100
AM F62101 (tibia) (Dawson, 1985:66)






Original scientific description:

Flannery, Timothy F. and Szalay, Frederick. (1982). Bohra paulae: A new giant fossil tree kangaroo (Marsupialia: Macropodidae) from New South Wales, Australia. Australian Mammalogy 5(2): 83-94.


Other references:

Dawson, Lyndall. (1985). Marsupial fossils from Wellington Caves, New South Wales; the historic and scientific significance of the collections in the Australia Museum, Sydney. Records of the Australian Museum 37(2): 55-69.

Prideaux, Gavin J. and Warburton, Natalie M. (2009). Bohra nullarbora sp. nov., a second tree-kangaroo (Marsupialia: Macropodidae) from the Pleistocene of the Nullarbor Plain, Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum 25(2): 165-179.

Prideaux, Gavin J. and Warburton, Natalie M. (2023). A review of the late Cenozoic genus Bohra (Diprotodontia: Macropodidae) and the evolution of tree-kangaroos. Zootaxa 5299(1): 1-95.

Warburton, Natalie M. and Prideaux, Gavin J. (2010). Functional pedal morphology of the extinct tree-kangaroo Bohra (Diprotodontia: Macropodidae), pp. 137-151. In: Coulson, Graeme and Eldridge, Mark. Macropods: The Biology of Kangaroos, Wallabies and Rat-Kangaroos. Collingwood, Victoria: CSIRO Publishing.


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