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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 07:14 AM
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'Giant wombat' skeleton found in Australia's Queensland
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14040349

Scientists in Australia have found the skeleton of a "giant wombat" which lived some two million years ago.

The plant-eating marsupial would have been the size of a four-wheel drive car and weighed three tonnes, experts say.

Its bones were found on a farm in north-eastern Australia's Queensland state.

The find is one of Australia's most significant pre-historic discoveries ever because the skeleton is complete, experts say.

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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 07:23 AM
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1. But of course...
Edited on Wed Jul-06-11 07:24 AM by SpiralHawk
Always remember what they say about giant wombats.
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 07:50 AM
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2. uh, you'll have to pardon my ignorance... what is it
that 'they' say about giant wombats? :) :toast: :rofl:
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Esra Star Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 11:30 PM
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3. If you are ever in New York
There is a skeleton of a Diprotodon at the Museum of Natural History.
It isn't the size of a car, but is way bigger than today's Wombat.
I saw it when I was there in 1984. It should still be on display.
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