|Named By:||Richard Owen 1874|
|Size:||2 meters tall|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Mammalia | Marsupiala | Diprotodontia | Macropodidae | Sthenurinae ||
Procoptodon is a genus of giant short-faced kangaroo living in Australia during the Pleistocene epoch. P. goliah, the largest-known kangaroo that ever existed, stood approximately 2 m (6.6 ft). They weighed about 232 kg (511 lb). Other members of the genus are smaller, however, and Procoptodon gilli is the smallest of all of the sthenurine kangaroos, standing ~1m tall.