Name meaning

"Two Forward Teeth"




2 metres (6 ft)


3 metres (10 ft)


2,790 kilograms (6,150 lb)



Birth type

Live Birth

Game appearances

Jurassic Park: Builder

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Diprotodon, meaning "two forward teeth", is the largest known marsupial ever to have lived. Along with many other members of a group of unusual species collectively called the "Australian megafauna", it existed from approximately 1.6 million years ago until extinction some 46,000 years ago (through most of the Pleistocene epoch). Australia, which already had a warm climate started to heat up, Diprotodon could not adapt to the harsh heat and started dying off. Its now dwindling poulation was hunted to extinction by humans. Predators like Thylacoleo or Megalania soon also became extinct without their food source.

Diprotodon species fossils have been found in sites across mainland Australia, including complete skulls and skeletons, as well as hair and foot impressions.Female skeletons have been found with babies located where the mother's pouch would have been. The largest specimens were hippopotamus-sized: about 3 metres (10 ft) from nose to tail, standing 2 metres (6.6 ft) tall at the shoulder and weighing about 2,800 kilograms (6,200 lb).

Although it is extinct, some people believe that the Diprotodon could be still alive today as a cryptid called the Bunyip (the Bunyip was a beast that Aboriginal tribes feared), but people do not have evidence for this creature being alive.

Wikipedia has a more detailed and comprehensive article on Diprotodon

Jurassic Park Inspired GamesEdit

Jurassic Park: BuilderEdit

Diprotodon can be created in the Glacial Park of Jurassic Park: Builder. It can be obtained in Tournament mode.