Diprotodontia

plural noun Di·pro·to·don·tia \(ˌ)dīˌprōtəˈdänch(ē)ə\

Definition of Diprotodontia

in many classifications

  1. :  a suborder of Marsupialia comprising the kangaroos, phalangers, koala, wombats, the extinct giants of the genus Diprotodon, and other marsupials that are all almost exclusively herbivorous, have only one well-developed pair of lower incisors, but usually have three pairs of upper incisors — compare polyprotodontia

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Origin and Etymology of diprotodontia

New Latin, from Diprotodont-, Diprotodon + -ia


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