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Skeleton of “wombat on steroids” found

The skeleton of a “giant wombat” which lived around two million years ago has been discovered in Queensland.

The bones of the giant marsupial, which were found on a farm, are significant because it is the first time a complete skeleton of a Diprotodon optatum has been found.

“These were very huge animals but with pouches. If one tried to visualise what this thing looked like, you’d have to sort of think of a gigantic wombat on steroids,” professor of biological science at UNSW Mike Archer said.

Read more at UNSW

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