Mike Archer

An artist's impression of Nimbadon

Nimbadon lived 15 million years ago, in forests with flesh-eating kangaroos and tree-climbing crocodiles. Our first look inside their fossilised bones has revealed how these giants grew.

A tiny pygmy mountain-possum peers from behind a tree stump inside the Secret Creek breeding facility

After decades in the making, the plan to breed mountain pygmy-possums and reintroduce them into lowland rainforests has begun.

A Mountain Pygmy-possum clings to a person's finger

Why the race to rescue the Mountain Pygmy-possum from extinction has spurred conservationists at home and abroad into action.

Mukupirna nambensis

A giant marsupial that roamed prehistoric Australia 25 million years ago is so different from its wombat cousins that scientists have had to create a new family to accommodate it.

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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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