Fossils reveal Australia’s 600-pound kangaroo, 20-foot lizard

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Paleontologists report the discovery of new extinct Australian megafauna that lived until 40,000 years ago in tropical northern Australia.

Some of the highlights from the site include the discovery of the remains of the world’s largest kangaroo at 2.5 meters (8 feet) tall and an estimated mass of 274kg (600 pounds), this makes it the largest kangaroo of all time, says Scott Hocknull, paleontologist with the Queensland Museum and honorary faculty member at the University of Melbourne.

“While the rest of the world had giant carnivores like saber-toothed cats, bears, and hyenas, Australia’s predators were mostly giant reptiles, including an

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