Named By: Flannery & Plane - 1986.
Classification: Chordata, Mammalia, Marsupialia, Diprotodontia, Vombatiformes, Zygomaturidae
Species: H. tomasetti (type).
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.
- 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.