Protemnodon sp. nov. 'Lowland New Guinea'

Lowland wallaby



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Although reported as a dp3 of a likely undescribed Protemnodon sp. by (Koungoulos et al., 2024), it is probably an m1 of the already described P. tumbuna (Kerr et al., 2024:194).


Conservation Status

Extinct if distinct (see above) (Koungoulos et al., 2024; but see Kerr et al., 2024:194)

Last record: Late Pleistocene (Koungoulos et al., 2024)


Distribution & Habitat

New Guinea


Anatomy & Morphology



Biology & Ecology




PM 26591 (Koungoulos et al., 2024)






Kerr, Isaac A. R., Camens, Aaron B., van Zoelen, Jacob D., Worthy, Trevor H. and Prideaux, Gavin J. (2024). Systematics and palaeobiology of kangaroos of the late Cenozoic genus Protemnodon (Marsupialia, Macropodidae). Megataxa 11(1): 1-261.

Koungoulos, Loukas G., Flannery, Timothy F. and O’Connor, S. (2024). First record of Protemnodon (Macropodidae: Marsupialia) from Pleistocene lowland New Guinea. Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology.


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