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Mid Miocene Nimbacinus dicksoni
2014-04-10 12:28:55

The biggest known carnivorous marsupial of the modern era – the Tasmanian tiger - or thylacine - went extinct in the early 20th century. Now, researchers have found that a distant, ancient relative of the thylacine was able to hunt down prey larger than itself.

Dingoes Wrongly Accused Of Animal Extinctions
2013-09-10 17:32:10

Scientists writing in the journal Ecology say that despite popular belief, the Australian dingo should not be blamed for mass extinctions

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.

2013-03-13 15:52:17

When, how and why modern humans first stood up and walked on two legs is considered to be one of the greatest missing links in our evolutionary history.

Tasmanian Devils Should Be Less Aggressive To Survive
2012-09-05 10:13:25

A new study suggests that evolving to become less aggressive could be the key to saving the Tasmanian devil from extinction, because the less often a devil gets bitten, the more likely it is to become infected with the cancer.


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Eastern Quoll, Dasyurus viverrinus
2014-05-19 12:50:49

The eastern quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus), or the eastern native cat, is a species of marsupial that is native to Australia. Its range once included mainland Australia, but it is still common on Tasmania. This species is one of six living quoll species and was named for its ferret-like appearance. George Shaw, who classified it with possums in the Didelphis genus, first discovered it in 1800. Male eastern quolls reach an average body length of 23.6 inches and weight of 2.8 pounds. This...

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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.