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New fossil family of giant wombat relatives discovered in Australia

A group of Australian and international palaeontologists have identified a giant wombat-like animal so unique they had to create an entirely new family of marsupials.

In a paper published in Scientific Reports, researchers from Griffith University, the University of Salford, the Natural History Museum in London and the University of New South Wales analysed and described the 25-million-year old fossil remains found in central Australia, known as Mukupirna.

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