nototherium


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nototherium

(ˌnəʊtəʊˈθɪərɪəm)
n
(Palaeontology) an extinct Pleistocene rhinoceros-sized marsupial of the genus Nototherium, related to the wombats
[C19: New Latin, from Greek notos south (referring to their discovery in the S hemisphere) + thērion beast]
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Debate intensified, with arguments for and against the likelihood that this member of the wombat family was Nototherium tasmaniensis or Nototherium mitchelli (Noetling 1911).