Name: Phascolonus.
Phonetic: Fas-co-lo-nus.
Named By: Richard Owen‭ ‬-‭ ‬1872.
Synonyms: Phascolomys gigas.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Marsupialia,‭ ‬Diprotodontia,‭ ‬Vombatidae.
Species: P.‭ ‬gigas‭ (‬type‭)‬,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬lemleyi.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Largest species estimated about‭ ‬200‭ ‬kg in weight.
Known locations: Australia,‭ ‬South Australia,‭ ‬Lake Callabonna.
Time period: Throughout the Pleistocene.
Fossil representation: Skulls and partial post cranial remains.

       Phascolonus was a genus of giant wombat that lived in Australia during the Pleistocene period.‭ ‬Fossils of this genus have been found at one of the most well-known areas for Pleistocene animals in Australia,‭ ‬Lake Callabonna.‭ ‬Lake Callabonna is especially well known for the remains of the huge Diprotodon,‭ ‬another‭ ‬large wombat that probably inhabited the same areas at the same time as Phascolonus.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new species of the wombat Warendja from the Late Miocene deposits at Riversleigh,‭ ‬North-West Queensland,‭ ‬Australia‭ ‬-‭ ‬Palaeontology‭ ‬50‭(‬4‭)‬:811-828‭ ‬-‭ ‬P.‭ ‬Brewer,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Archer,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Hand and H.‭ ‬Godthelp‭ ‬-‭ ‬2007.


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