Fossils

‘Giant Wombat’ Discovered in Australia

Scientists in Australia have discovered the fossil of a giant wombat, which, at the size of a rhinoceros, would have been the largest marsupial to ever live. The creatures are believed to have gone extinct just 55,000 years ago, either due to the arrival of humans or climate change. The nearly complete skeleton includes tusks and indicates a tiny brain. Included in the fossil was the tooth of a giant lizard, which scientists believe became dislodged as it feasted on the giant wombat’s corpse.