Australian Extinction

Zygomaturus trilobus -- an extinct Australian Pleistocene marsupial

Much akin to the debate about large scale extinctions in North America – preceding, coincident with, or ensuing and caused by the arrival of humans – for more than a hundred fifty years much the same question has been debated concerning the great late Pleistocene extinctions of huge numbers of native marsupial species in Australia. The latest entry weighs in on the scales and tilts the evidence toward a human role in the demise of Australia’s megafauna.

Fossil Diprotodon (Queensland Museum)

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