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Latest Australian megafauna Stories

2013-06-13 12:37:03

The teeth of a kangaroo and other extinct marsupials reveal that southeastern Queensland 2.5-5-million-years ago was a mosaic of tropical forests, wetlands and grasslands and much less arid than previously thought.

Humans Not Responsible For Megafauna Extinction
2013-05-07 09:05:58

A team of researchers has concluded that most species of gigantic animals that once roamed the Australian continent disappeared before the arrival of humans.

Ecosystem Changes Drove Extinction In Pleistocene Australia
2012-06-07 06:50:19

Scientists may have finally established the explanation for the disappearance of the giant koala and other Australian megafauna.

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2010-08-17 10:00:00

Mankind most likely had a hand in the extinction of the giant animals known as "megafauna" according to a new study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

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2010-01-22 08:18:46

A new scientific paper co-authored by a University of Adelaide researcher reports strong evidence that humans, not climate change, caused the demise of Australia's megafauna - giant marsupials, huge reptiles and flightless birds - at least 40,000 years ago.

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2008-08-12 14:15:00

Experts in Britain and Australia report that many prehistoric species became extinct as a result of humans, not climate change.

2008-06-29 06:02:19

By Price, Gilbert Analysis of thousands of Diprotodon fossils has resolved the debate about how many species of this ancient giant wombat existed - and uncovered some clues to their behaviour. Imagine you could travel back in time to a period not more than 100,000 years ago.

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2006-12-26 09:58:53

Australia's giant prehistoric animals, including 10-foot-tall kangaroos and wombat-like creatures as big as a rhinoceros, were likely wiped out by aboriginal settlers, not climate change, a researcher said Tuesday.


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