Yalkaparidontia

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Yalkaparidon is an extinct genus of Australian marsupials, first described in 1988 and known only from the Oligo-Miocene deposits of Riversleigh, northwestern Queensland, Australia.

A detailed study on its morphology, including newly-referred tarsal material published in 2014 found that it was likely a crown group marsupial,[1] and probably an australidelphian, but its unusual morphology made its precise placement uncertain.

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  1. "The evolution and classification of marsupials" (PDF). Retrieved 5 May 2021.