Yesterday we took a peek at the bandicoot (genus: Perameles). Today we’ll look at its rabbit-eared sister, the biliby (genus: Macrotis, Fig. 1).
Macrotis and Perameles are basal marsupials with a skull similar to the Late Cretaceous Cronopio (South America) one of the most basal mammals and most basal prototheres.
That’s about it for today.
These taxa are part of the changes we’ll talk about soon in the lineage of marsupials.