#08 -Name:   SILVABESTIUS
        -Scientific name:   Silvabestius johnnilandi
        -Period:   Early Miocene (23-20 million years ago)
Silvabestius was a plant-eating marsupial about the size of a sheep. It belonged to a group of extinct animals which included the huge Diprotodon. A browsing animal, Silvabestius probably fed on the soft leaves and stems of rainforest plants. This animal is known from two skulls discovered close together, which have become famous as the "Madonna and Child" fossils.

Animal type: Mammal
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