True giant wombat gives Diprotodon podium a wobble

While the Diprotodon — the extinct megafauna species that is distantly related to wombats but was the size of a small car — is commonly (but incorrectly) thought of as Australia’s ‘giant wombat’, researchers have shed light on a large species that does belong in the modern-day wombat family.┬áThe complete skull of this true fossil giant wombat, found in a Rockhampton cave in Queensland, Australia and estimated to be around 80,000 years old, has been described for the first time.

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