Ancient Australia’s treetops full of large marsupials

The treetops of prehistoric Australia were populated by herds of Nimbadon, sheep-sized marsupials distantly related to the wombat.

The new finding is based on a large selection of 15-million-year-old fossil material discovered in north-western Queensland. The fossils show that Nimbadon was a proficient climber, possibly adopting a trunk-hugging climbing method like that of the modern-day koala.

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