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Scientists have finally managed to extract DNA from some of these giant kangaroos - the mysterious marsupial megafauna that roamed Australia over 40,000 years ago.
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.
Scientists writing in the journal Ecology say that despite popular belief, the Australian dingo should not be blamed for mass extinctions
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.
A team of researchers has concluded that most species of gigantic animals that once roamed the Australian continent disappeared before the arrival of humans.
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.
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.
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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