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Jul062011

Giant Wombat Skeleton Unearthed in Australia

Tom Brakefield/Stockbyte(BURKETOWN, Australia) -- Palaeontologists say they have unearthed the remains of a massive prehistoric marsupial at a dig at Burketown in northwest Queensland's Gulf of Carpentaria region.

The finding would allow scientists to piece together the world's most complete diprotodon skeleton ever sourced from a single specimen.

A diprotodon is described as a giant, wombat-like creature.

"What we're seeing here is the biggest marsupial that ever lived in the world -- a three tonne monster that was walking around this land somewhere between 50,000 and two million years ago," professor Michael Archer told a crowd at Floraville Station.

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