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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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Associated left pes of Palorchestes parvus AM F58870.

Articulated pes in (A) dorsal and (B) mediodorsal views; (C-E) digit IV ungual, intermediate and proximal phalanges in (left to right) dorsal, lateral, plantar, medial, proximal and distal views; (F) metatarsal 4 in (left to right, top to bottom) dorsal, lateral, plantar, medial, distal and proximal views; (G-H) digit 5 ungual and intermediate phalanges in dorsal, lateral, plantar, medial, proximal and distal views; (I) metatarsal 5 in (left to right, top to bottom) dorsal, lateral, plantar, medial, distal and proximal views; (J) metatarsals 2 and 3 (cemented together) in dorsal, plantar and proximal views; (K) navicular in dorsal, proximal and distal views; (L) ectocuneiform in dorsal, lateral, medial, proximal and distal views. Scale bar 50 mm.

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0221824.g034