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Holy Giant Wombats!

Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 23rd, 2012

Australian scientists announced the discovery of a massive “graveyard” of Diprotodons, giant wombats, the largest marsupials to have ever lived. The fossil site is located in a remote area of ​​Queensland, eastern Australia, and reportedly contains twenty skeletons, including a particularly large specimen, with a 70 cm long jaw. That specimen has been nicknamed “Kenny” by the discoverers, reports team leader Scott Hocknull of the Queensland Museum, Brisbane, Australia.


Modern wombat


Giant wombat


Dave Reid shared in 2009 the above article from The Brisbane Courier of 29 August 1929 about an earlier find of a giant wombat tooth.

For more on the modern group discovery, see here and here.

Thanks Chris Roth.

About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013.




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