Dave Stancliff 'Giant wombats' the size of a rhinoceros discovered in a mass grave blogarama.com

Friday, June 22, 2012

'Giant wombats' the size of a rhinoceros discovered in a mass grave

A mass grave of prehistoric “giant wombats” – a marsupial the size of a rhinoceros – has been discovered in Australia, according to reports.

The discovery of about 50 diprotodon skeletons was the biggest to date and could shed light on why the animal become extinct, BBC News reported.

Diprotodon, a relative of the modern wombat, was the largest marsupial that ever lived and had a pouch that was large enough to carry an adult human. (Read the rest here)

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