Procoptodon Goliah – 28m high – Giant Short-faced megafauna Kanagroo
This brand new custom designed Procoptodon goliah sculpture is a great addition to our Australian Megafauna collection. -It is shown here without the finished colouring and finer details – we were excited to bring it to you we couldn’t wait!
Imagine going for a walk and meeting this giant short-faced kangaroo!!!. I certainly wouldn’t like to get into a boxing match with this large heavily built kangaroo.
Procoptodon goliah info
- These giant kangaroos lived alongside modern species of kangaroos
- Primarily lived on a diet of leaves from trees and shrubs.
- Existed during the Pleistocene Epoch
- Due to the large size of these animals, they would have probably walked not hopped
- Procoptodon goliah is known from a variety of habitats, mainly semiarid areas of New South Wales and South Australia
- but various complete skeletons were found in caves on the Nullarbor Plain has also been found in cave deposits on the Nullarbor Plain
- Procoptodon would have had tiny, hairless young that developed to maturity in a pouch after birth
- It is believed to have become extinct about 15,000 years ago
- Museum-quality replica
- stands 2.8m high and is heavily built kangaroo
- Hand made and painted
- Has an unusually short, flat face
- has forwardly directed eyes (giving it a primitive like appearance)
- Has a single large toe on each foot (normally has four)
- the Procoptodon foot and heel were wider than other kangaroos
- Each hand had two long clawed fingers – (probably used for lowering branches)
- The height of Procoptodon goliah has often been estimated at about 3 metres
This quality sculpture would be an ideal addition to:-
- Any education museum display, diorama or exhibit.
- Ideal for young and older palaeontologists to understand the height and structure of our prehistoric not too distant past.
- Educational and entertaining family attractions
- Natural wildlife displays
- Australian native and Aboriginal cultural and interpretive displays
- (Procoptodon goliah would have overlapped with Aboriginal people for as long as 30,000 years. In New South Wales, Aboriginal people still recount stories of a large, long-armed, aggressive kangaroo that would attack people.
- Read more from the Australian Museum website
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