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Research Article

Herds Overhead: Nimbadon lavarackorum (Diprotodontidae), Heavyweight Marsupial Herbivores in the Miocene Forests of Australia

  • Karen H. Black mail,

    k.black@unsw.edu.au (KHB); aaron.b.camens@gmail.com (ABC)

    Affiliation: School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Aaron B. Camens mail,

    k.black@unsw.edu.au (KHB); aaron.b.camens@gmail.com (ABC)

    Affiliation: Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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  • Michael Archer,

    Affiliation: School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Suzanne J. Hand

    Affiliation: School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Published: November 21, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0048213

About the Authors

Karen H. Black, Michael Archer, Suzanne J. Hand
School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Aaron B. Camens
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have the following interests: this research was partly supported by funds from Xstrata Copper Community Partnership Program North Queensland and Outback at Isa which were administered through the Australian Research Councils Linkage Projects Scheme. There are no patents, products in development or marketed products to declare. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: KHB ABC. Wrote the paper: KHB ABC MA SJH. Carried out anatomical comparisons: KHB ABC. Processed majority of fossil specimens: KHB. Wrote majority of manuscript: KHB.