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Jacob van Zoelen

(He, Him, They, Them)
PhD Candidate, Flinders University

I am a palaeontologist and PhD candidate at Flinders University. My research interest include looking at the palaeobiology and evolutionary history of the extinct marsupial family Dirptododontidae. The diprotodontids were the largest marsupials to ever exist, with the largest species, Diprotodon optatum weighing up to 2.7 tonnes, and are among the most iconic of Australia’s extinct megafauna.

I also enjoy working with 3D data using techniques such as CT and structured light scanning to digitise fossils.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate, Flinders University


  • 2016 
    Flinders University, Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Enhanced Program for High Achievers)