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A team of researchers has concluded that most species of gigantic animals that once roamed the Australian continent disappeared before the arrival of humans.
Experts in Britain and Australia report that many prehistoric species became extinct as a result of humans, not climate change.
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.
Pound for pound, Australiaâ€™s extinct marsupial lion (Thylacoleo carnifex) would have made mince meat of todayâ€™s African lion (Panthera leo) had the two big hyper-carnivores ever squared off in a fight to the death, according to an Australian scientist.
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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