Megafauna

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A study of the fossil teeth of megafauna from Cuddie Springs in NSW suggests that climate change had a significant impact on the diets of these giants and may well have been a primary factor in their extinction.

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Abrupt warming that closely resembles the rapid man-made warming occurring today has repeatedly played a key role in mass extinction events of large animals, the megafauna, in the Earth’s past, new research shows.

 

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New advances in ancient DNA, carbon dating and climate reconstruction finally provide some answers on megafauna extinction, write Chris Turney and Alan Cooper.

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Most species of gigantic animals that once roamed Australia had already disappeared by the time people arrived, a major review of the available evidence has concluded.

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Fossils found in Queensland have added another gigantic creature to Australia’s prehistoric mammals, writes Karen Black.

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Indigenous collaboration and bush skills are shedding new light on what killed off Australia's unique megafauna.