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Ekaltadeta
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Information
Range Australia
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Diprotodontia
Family Hypsiprymnodontidae
Genus Ekaltadeta
Species E. wellingtonensis
E. ima
E. jamiemulvaneyi
Conservation Status
EXSpecies
Extinct

The Ekaltadeta is an extinct genus of giant marsupials related to modern rat-kangaroos.

They are hypothesized to have been either predatory, or omnivorous with a fondness for meat, based on their chewing teeth. This conclusion is based mainly on the size and shape of a large buzz-saw-shaped cheek-tooth, the adult third premolar, which is common to all Ekaltadeta. A few species actually did also have long predatory "fangs".

Fossils of the animals include two near complete skulls, and numerous upper and lower jaws.

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