An Impression of Australia's Extinct Giant Short-Faced Kangaroo (image) Queensland University of Technology Share Print E-Mail Caption This is a drawing of the extinct Australian giant short-faced kangaroo Simosthenurus occidentalis, part of the Sthenurinae sub-family. mtDNA from the petrous bones of Simosthenurus occidentalis has linked extinct Sthenurinae with Australia's living banded hare-wallaby. Credit Joseph Burgess Usage Restrictions Credit Joseph Burgess. Only to be used in the context of this release. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.