Mike Archer

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The critically endangered mountain pygmy-possum could have its survival chances boosted if scientists succeed in moving the tiny animal from its alpine habitat to a warmer, lowland forest environment, a UNSW Sydney study suggests.

Giant parrot Heracles.

Meet ‘Heracles’ – the giant parrot that dwarfs its modern cousins.

Fossil of sabre-toothed bandicoot

Sir David Attenborough pays tribute to the Riversleigh fossil riches as UNSW palaeontologists celebrate 25 years of the site’s World Heritage listing.

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Fossilized bones of two new species of tiny, flightless extinct birds have been discovered by Australasian scientists in 19 to 16-million-year-old sediments of an ancient lake on the South Island of New Zealand.

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A TV documentary about a UNSW-led project that aims to bring an extinct Australian frog back to life will air on ABC TV.

Wholly Dooley

A new fossil site in Queensland is home to a range of strange new species.

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The fossil remains of a new species of tiny marsupial lion that prowled the lush rainforests of northern Australia about 18 million years ago have been unearthed in the Riversleigh World Heritage Area.

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A new species of extinct flesh-eating marsupial that terrorised Australia’s drying forests about five million years ago has been identified from a fossil discovered in remote north-western Queensland.

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Fossil remains of a previously unknown family of carnivorous Australian marsupials that lived 15 million years ago have been discovered at the Riversleigh World Heritage Fossil Site in north-western Queensland.

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A newly discovered distant relative of the duck has been identified as an ancestor of the biggest bird the world has ever known, by a research team including UNSW scientists.

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