Diprotodontia – Diprotodonts

Eh, mate! We didn’t quite catch up because we were chilling in Australia

Diprotodonts are the largest order of marsupials (pouched mammals). Diprotodonts are native to Australia and are believed to have flourished because of this physical barrier from other mammals (reducing competition for space and resources).

Their striking peculiarities from placental mammals (like external pouches for nourishing their offspring) are also attributed to their distant and separate line of evolution. They’re mostly herbivores (and a few insectivores), including kangaroos (and their smaller cousins: wallaroos and wallabies), possums, koalas, and relatives.

A great number of marsupial species have already gone extinct, but the responsibility to give a fair chance to the remainder is on us.