Protemnodon sp.

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  • Extinct giant forest wallaby.
  • Lived 4 million — 40,000 years ago.
  • Related to modern wallabies, Wallabia, Petrogale and Thylogale.
  • Hopped on hind feet.
  • Had a pouch.
  • Plant eater.
  • Very large arms and robust body proportions.
  • Found throughout Australia.
silhouette of a human and a prehistoric kangaroo
Reconstruction of the giant forest wallaby, Protemnodon sp. Image: Queensland Museum, Andrey Atuchin, Rochelle Lawrence & Scott Hocknull.

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