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meaning: "forward hill tooth"
Named By: Richard Owen 1874
Time Period: Pleistocene
Location: Australia
Size: 2 meters tall
Diet: Herbivore
Fossil(s): Multiple specimens
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.

Read more about Procoptodon at Wikipedia
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