Wombat Development

Wombat Development

As all the larger living marsupials, wombats belong to Diprotodontia. Their ancestors evolved sometime between 55 and 26 million years ago, but there’s a lack of useful fossil records for that period.


Wombat Having A Great Time

A range of 11 species thrived well into the ice ages. Furthermore, rhinoceros-sized Giant Wombat (Diprotodon) species contained a largest marsupial that ever lived on Earth. Although they were still common upon the arrival of the earliest human inhabitants of Australia, diprotodons were quickly extinct by Aborigeenes through excess hunting and habitat alteration.

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