|Named By:||Richard Owen in 1873|
|Location:||Australia, New South Wales. Queensland, Victoria - Nelson Bay Formation|
|Size:||About 2.5 meters long|
|Fossil(s):||Remains of several individuals, though possibly more fossils waiting to be described|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Mammalia | Marsupiala | Diprotodontia | Palorchestidae ||
Palorchestes ('ancient leaper or dancer') is an extinct genus of terrestrial herbivorous marsupial of the family Palorchestidae. The genus was endemic to Australia, living from the Late Miocene subepoch through the Pleistocene epoch (around 11.6 mya - 11,000 years ago), and thought to be in existence for approximately 11.59 million years.