Phascolonus gigas

Learn more about Phascolonus gigas

  • Phascolonus is a giant wombat weighing 100-250 kg.
  • Lived 4 million — 40,000 years ago.
  • 2-3 times the size of modern wombats.
  • Massive body, walked on all four feet.
  • May have made enormous burrows.
  • Grass eater.
  • All species had continuously growing teeth.
  • Found throughout Australia.
silhouettes of a human and a prehistoric wombat
Reconstruction of the giant wombat, Phascolonus gigas. Image: Queensland Museum, Andrey Atuchin, Rochelle Lawrence & Scott Hocknull.

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