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Named By: Richard Owen 1873
Time Period: Pleistocene
Location: Australia, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria - Jemmys Point Formation, Nelson Bay Formation, Whaler's Bluff Formation. Additionally Papua New Guinea - Otibanda Formation, and Tasmania
Size: Smallest species (P. hopei) were 45 kg in weight, larger species approaching 110 kg in weight
Diet: Herbivore
Fossil(s): Multiple individuals
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Marsupialia | Diprotodontia | Macropodidae | Macropodinae |

Protemnodon is a genus of megafaunal macropods that existed in Australia, Tasmania, and Papua New Guinea in the Pleistocene. Based on fossil evidence, Protemnodon is thought to have been physically similar to wallabies, but far larger; Protemnodon hopei was the smallest in the genus weighing about 45 kg, the other species all weighed over 110 kg. Recent analysis of mtDNA extracted from fossils indicates that Protemnodon was closely related to Macropus.

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