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Euryzygoma
Temporal range: Pliocene
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Credit: Roman Uchytel
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Diprotodontia
Suborder: Vombatiformes
Family: Diprotodontidae
Genus: Euryzygoma
Longman, 1921
Species: E. dunense
Binomial name
Euryzygoma dunense
Longman, 1921

Euryzygoma is a large, extinct genus and species of marsupial from the Pliocene of Queensland and New South Wales, Australia.

Description[]

It differed from other known diprotodonts in having unusual, flaring cheekbones that may have been used either for storing food or for sexual display. Euryzygoma is believed to be the ancestral genus from which Diprotodon evolved.

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