Thursday, 7 July 2011

Giant Wombat Australia

'Giant wombat' skeleton found in Australia's Queensland

Televisual impression of Diprotodon optatum, BBC Bristol DesignThe Diprodoton optatum was an immense, hippo-sized beast

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Scientists in Australia have found the skeleton of a "giant wombat" which lived some two million years ago.
The plant-eating marsupial would have been the size of a four-wheel drive car and weighed three tonnes, experts say.
Its bones were found on a farm in north-eastern Australia's Queensland state.
The find is one of Australia's most significant pre-historic discoveries ever because the skeleton is complete, experts say.
It is the first time a complete skeleton of a Diprotodon optatum has been uncovered.
The animal was widespread across Australia about 50,000 years ago, when it is believed the first indigenous people lived.

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