A new Oligo–Miocene marsupial lion from Australia and revision of the family Thylacoleonidae

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A team of Australian scientists has discovered a new species of marsupial lion which has been extinct for at least 19 million years. The findings, published in the Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, are based on fossilised remains of the animal’s skull, teeth, and humerus (upper arm bone) found by University of New South Wales (UNSW) scientists in the Riversleigh World Heritage Area of remote north-western Queensland. _phys.org

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[http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14772019.2017.1391885]

 

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A new Oligo Miocene marsupial lion from Australia and revision of the family Thylacoleonidae

 

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