This video says about itself:
16 August 2015
“Diprotodon”, meaning “two forward teeth”, is the largest known marsupial ever to have lived. Along with many other members of a group of unusual species collectively called the “Australian megafauna”, it existed from approximately 1.6 million years ago until extinction some 46,000 years ago.
From the Sydney Morning Herald:
Rare giant wombat jawbone found in Blue Mountains
July 27, 2007 – 11:11AM
A tour guide was doing his rounds at the caves when he stumbled on the large bone from a diprotodon, the largest known marsupial.
The long extinct diprotodon species was 2m tall by 3m long, or about as large as a hippopotamus, and could weigh as much as three tonnes.
The fossilised bone is more than 30cm long and between 20,000 and 40,000 years old, ABC radio reports.
Northern hairy-nosed wombat: here.
One of the world’s most endangered mammals, the northern hairy-nosed wombat, has stepped back from the brink of extinction, with its numbers undergoing the biggest jump for more than two decades: here.
Southern hairy-nosed wombat: here.
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