Congruus congruus McNamara, 1994



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: Late Pleistocene (by faunal association)



South Australia, Australia


Anatomy & Morphology

It weighed an estimated 40kg (Johnson & Prideaux, 2004:557; Johnson, 2006:18).


Biology & Ecology

It was a browser (Johnson, 2006:18).



Holotype: (SA?) P33475






Original scientific description:

McNamara, J. A. (1994). A new fossil wallaby (Marsupiala: Macropodidae) from the South East of South Australia. Rec. S. Aust. Mus. 27(2): 111-115.


Other references:

Johnson, Chris N. (2006). Australia's Mammal Extinctions: A 50 000 Year History. Port Melbourne, Victoria: Cambridge University Press. x + 278 pp. [p. 18]

Johnson, Chris N. and Prideaux, Gavin J. (2004). Extinctions of herbivorous mammals in the late Pleistocene of Australia in relation to their feeding ecology: no evidence for environmental change as cause of extinction. Australian Ecology 29: 553-557.

McNamara, G. C. (1990). The Wyandotte Local Fauna: A new, dated, Pleistocene vertebrate fauna from Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 28(1): 285-297.

Reed, Elizabeth H. and Bourne, Steven J. (2000). Pleistocene fossil vertebrate sites of the south east region of South Australia. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 124(2): 61-90.


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