The Journal of Life and Environmental Sciences
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22 January
Shifting faunal baselines through the Quaternary revealed by cave fossils of eastern Australia

Researchers examined late Quaternary faunal records from eight caves in New South Wales. Several extinct Pleistocene megafaunal taxa were identified, including giant echidnas, devils, koalas, marsupial ‘lions’, and kangaroos. Their findings suggest that the supposed habitat tolerances of such species have been substantially underestimated.

Biodiversity Paleontology Zoology
Gilbert J. Price, Julien Louys, Garry K. Smith, Jonathan Cramb

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