Image: Paljara tirarense

Paljara tirarense

Paljara tirarense.

Anne Musser
© Australian Museum


Paljara tirarense was a small ringtail possum (family Pseudocheiridae) from the early Miocene of South Australia and northwestern Queensland. Ringtail possums were once much more diverse than they are today, distributed across many now-dry parts of Australia that were forested during the Cainozoic.

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Tags extinct animals, mammals, marsupials, ringtail possums, Lake Ngapakaldi, Riversleigh, South Australia, Queensland,