Diproton was a herbivore (plant-eater) and is believed to eaten leaves, shrubs, and perhaps some grasses. It was a heavily built animal, and the largest animals were about 10 feet (3 meters) long, and stood 6 feet (1.8 meters) tall at the shoulders.
The first discoveries of fossils were made by Major Thomas Mithcell in the 1830s. Mitchell sent the fossils to England, where they were studied by Sir Richard Owen, who also name the genus.
Diproton were marsupial herbivores (plant-eaters) mammals that lived between about 1.6 million and 40,000 years ago
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