Welcome to Thylacoleo - A Natural History of the Marsupial Lion, a compendium of information on the extiunct marsupial family Thylacoleonidae.  Thylacoleonids are predatory marsupials that lived in Australia from Late Oligocene times until the end of the Pleistocene.  Members of this marsupial family varied in size from that of a domestic cat to nearly as large as an African lion.  The largest and most well known species of the family is Thylacoleo carnifex.

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Cameron R. Campbell
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go to: Introducing Thylacoleo
INTRODUCING THYLACOLEO
AUSTRALIA & THE MARSUPIALS
go to: Discovery and Interpretation
DISCOVERING THYLACOLEO
CLASSIFICATION
FEEDING HABITS
LOCOMOTORY ADAPTATIONS
go to: Thylacoleonid Genera and Species
TERTIARY GENERA
QUATERNARY GENERA
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go to: The Caves of Naracoorte
HISTORY OF THE DISCOVERIES
GEOLOGY & GEOMORPHOLOGY
VICTORIA FOSSIL CAVE
THE FOSSIL FAUNA
OTHER CAVES AT NARACOORTE
go to: Thylacoleo Fossils
COMPLETE SKULL
ROTATING VIEW OF A SKULL
ORIGINAL FOSSIL MATERIAL
A JUVENILE MANDIBLE
SKULL FRAGMENTS
AN ISOLATED INCISOR TOOTH
HAND
FOOT
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