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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 left tibia NMV P159792.

(A) anterior; (B) medial; (C) posterior; (D) lateral; (E) proximal views. Hatching indicates surface damage to cortical bone, dashed lines indicate inferred bone contours. Abbreviations: af, astragalar facet; gr, insertion of m. gracilis; ie, intercondylar eminence; iol, interosseus line; lc, lateral condylar surface; mc, medial condylar surface; mm, medial malleolus; pf, popliteal fossa; ptm, posterior tubercle of medial malleolus; st, insertion of m. semitendinosus; tc, tibial crest; tt, tibial tuberosity. Scale bar 50 mm.

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0221824.g016