Borungaboodie hatcheri is an extinct species of very large bettong, related to the recently-extinct desert rat-kangaroo, Caloprymnus campestris. Borungaboodie hatcheri, first described by Professor Gavin Prideaux in 1999, lived in southwestern Australia during the Pleistocene epoch.
Very little is known of this species because of the scarcity of fossil material, but it is believed to have inhabited dry woodlands. Its large, thick jaw suggests a rougher diet than modern bettongs, and, due to its size, may have also included more opportunistic omnivory—the occasional eating of animals. The scanned specimen below is the holotype for the species.
Specimen number: WAM 97.5.1
Skeletal element: right dentary
Significance of specimen: Holotype
Geological age: Pleistocene
Locality/site: Tight Entrance Cave
State/territory: Western Australia