Ekaltadeta

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Ekaltadeta
Temporal range: Oligocene to Pleistocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Diprotodontia
Family: Hypsiprymnodontidae
Subfamily: Propleopinae
Genus: Ekaltadeta
Archer & Flannery, 1985
Species
  • E. wellingtonensis
  • E. ima
  • E. jamiemulvaneyi

The Ekaltadeta was a giant, meat-eating rat-kangaroo from Australia. This long-extinct marsupial (pouched mammal) lived from the late Oligocene (roughly 25 million years ago) until about 50 thousands years ago. Fossils have been found in northern Australia, at the Riversleigh site (in Queensland).