Digging up a Diprotodon in central NSW

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In 2014, pieces of fossil bones were discovered on a property near Tambar Springs in central western New South Wales. The owners of the property contacted the Australian Museum in Sydney about the find and shortly afterwards a brief visit was made to the property by Museum staff. The purpose of this preliminary visit was to assess the likely scientific value of the fossils and how best to remove and transport them if the fossils were deemed worthy. It was clear from the preliminary visit that the bones were part of the skeleton of a large Diprotodontid - most probably 'Diprotodon optatum'.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-28
Number of pages3
JournalScience Education News
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Diprotodon
  • fossils
  • Diprotodontid
  • Diprotodon optatum


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