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The extraordinary osteology and functional morphology of the limbs in Palorchestidae, a family of strange extinct marsupial giants

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Labelled illustrations of the Palorchestes azael right femur NMV P26534.

(A) anterior; (B) medial; (C) posterior; (D) lateral views. Hatching indicates surface damage to cortical bone, dashed lines indicate inferred bone contours. Abbreviations: add, insertion scars for adductor muscles; fh, femoral head; gt, greater trochanter; gas, origin for m. gastrocnemius lateral head; lc, lateral condyle; lt, lesser trochanter; mc, medial condyle; ps, patellar surface; tf, trochanteric fossa. Scale bar 50 mm.

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