Diprotodon optatum


This trace clearly outlines the pes (kidney-shaped) and manus impressions left by Diprotodon as it walked across a firm sand on South Australia’s west coast.

Skeletal element: Manus and pes print
Specimen number: FU2803
Significance of specimen: Rare to find this level of fidelity
Geological age: Late Pleistocene, Bridgewater Formation
State/territory: South Australia
Locality/site: Yalata Aboriginal Reserve