The size of the largest marsupial and why it matters

S. Wroe, M. Crowther, Joe Dortch, J. Chong

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We show that at 2786 kg, the largest known marsupial, Diprotodon optatum, was much larger than has previously been suggested. Our results contradict the conclusion that the maximum attainable body mass of an Australian marsupial has been constrained by low productivity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S34-S36
JournalProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
VolumeSuppl. 3
Publication statusPublished - 2004


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