cf. Phascolonus gigas

Giant Wombat

This trace preserves the actions of a large, quadrupedal animal turning as it walked across ancient dune sands. The prints are of the right size to suggest that the trace maker was the giant wombat Phascolonus but they could potentially also have been made by a juvenile diprotodontid.

Skeletal element: Trackway
Specimen number: FU2804
Significance of specimen: Potentially the only fossil trace attributable to Phascolonus
Geological age: Late Pleistocene, Bridgewater Formation
State/territory: South Australia
Locality/site: Yalata Aboriginal Reserve