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An extinct family of carnivorous marsupials in the superfamily Phalangeroidea.
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family of marsupial were categorized by their highly distinct large, blade-like, flesh-cutting premolars which were used to tear up prey.
Thylacoleo carnifex (Thylacoleonidae
: Marsupialia): implications for the ecomorphology of a marsupial super-predator and hypotheses of impoverishment of Australian marsupial carnivore faunas.
Differences in prey utilization by Pleistocene marsupial carnivores, Thylacoleo carnifex (Thylacoleonidae
) and Thylacinus cynocephalus (Thylacinidae).