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Diprotodontia

ZYGOMATURUS
 tasmanicus


 
Meaning Of Name: Two prominent teeth
Classification: Diprotodontid
Age: Late Tertiary and Quaternary Periods
15 million to 15 thousand years
Locality: Tasmania, Australia
Cast Size: 250cm in length
The adult Zygomaturus was about 2.5 metres long and about 1 metre high, with an estimated weight of approximately 400 kilograms. This holotype specimen is one of a number of skeletons of Zygomaturus found preserved in Mowbray Swamp near Smithton in north-west Tasmania in 1912