Prehistoric Australian marsupial in the Wombat family

Phascolonus was a prehistoric Australian marsupial in the wombat  family with smaller sized relatives still living today. The largest species, Phascolonus gigas, weighed as much as 200 kg (450 lb).

Age range: 3.6 million to 12,000 years

An incisor has been collected from the Eulo sites, expanding the range of Phascolonus during the late Pleistocene into South West Queensland.


Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Infraclass: Marsupialia

Order: Diprotodontia

Suborder: Vombatiformes

Family: Vombatidae

Genus: Phascolonus