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meaning: "Strong tail"
Named By: Richard Owen in 1873
Time Period: Pleistocene
Location: Australia
Size: 3 meters long
Diet: Herbivore
Fossil(s): Several specimens
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Marsupiala | Diprotodontia | Macropodidae | Sthenurinae |

Sthenurus ("strong tail") is an extinct genus of kangaroo. With a length of about 3 m (10 ft), some species were twice as large as modern extant species. Sthenurus was related to the better-known Procoptodon. The subfamily Sthenurinae is believed to have separated from its sister taxon, the Macropodinae (kangaroos and wallabies), halfway through the Miocene and then its population grew during the Pliocene.

Read more about Sthenurus at Wikipedia
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