Name: Hulitherium ‭(‬Huli beast‭)‬.
Phonetic: Hu-le-fee-re-um.
Named By: Flannery‭ & ‬Plane‭ ‬-‭ ‬1986.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Marsupialia,‭ ‬Diprotodontia,‭ ‬Vombatiformes,‭ ‬Zygomaturidae
Species: H.‭ ‬tomasetti‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Roughly estimated at about‭ ‬1‭ ‬meter high at the shoulder,‭ ‬and about‭ ‬2‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: New Guinea.
Time period: Pleistocene.
Fossil representation: Almost complete skull,‭ ‬lower jaw,‭ ‬vertebrae and a humerus‭ (‬upper arm bone‭)‬.

       Hulitherium is a genus of diprotodont wombat that lived in New guinea during the Pleistocene.‭ ‬Not much is known about Hulitherium,‭ ‬though the arm structure suggests that this genus was significantly more mobile than other diprotodonts.

Further reading
- A new late Pleistocene diprotodontid (Marsupialia) from Pureni, Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea. - BMR Journal of Australian Geology & Geophysics. 10: 65–76. - T. F. Flannery - 1986.


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