Name: Lekaneleo.
Phonetic: Le-kan-e-le-oh.
Named By: Anna K.‭ ‬Gillespie,‭ ‬Michael Archer‭ & ‬Suzanne J.‭ ‬Hand‭ ‬-‭ ‬2020.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Marsupialia,‭ ‬Diprotodontia,‭ ‬Thylacoleonidae.
Species: L.‭ ‬roskellyae‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Unknown.
Known locations: Australia.
Time period: Early Miocene.
Fossil representation: Partial skull.

       Lekaneleo is a genus of thylacoleonid marsupial that lived in Australia during the Miocene period.‭ ‬Lekaneleo is a relative of the better known Thylacoleo,‭ ‬and like Thylacoleo,‭ ‬Lekaneleo would have been a powerful predator.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Priscileo roskellyae sp.‭ ‬nov.‭ (‬Thylacoleonidae,‭ ‬Marsupialia‭) ‬from the Oligocene-Miocene of Riversleigh,‭ ‬northwestern Queensland.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Memoirs of the Queensland Museum.‭ ‬41:‭ ‬321‭–‬327.‭ ‬-‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Gillespie‭ ‬-‭ ‬1997.
-‭ ‬Lekaneleo,‭ ‬a new genus of marsupial lion‭ (‬Marsupialia,‭ ‬Thylacoleonidae‭) ‬from the Oligocene–Miocene of Australia,‭ ‬and the craniodental morphology of L.‭ ‬roskellyae,‭ ‬comb.‭ ‬nov.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.‭ ‬39‭ (‬5‭)‬:‭ ‬e1703722.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Anna K.‭ ‬Gillespie,‭ ‬Michael Archer‭ & ‬Suzanne J.‭ ‬Hand‭ ‬-‭ ‬2020.


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