Global megafauna study calls for conservation rethink

It's hard to imagine an Australia ruled by hippopotamus-sized wombats (Diprotodon) and three-metre-tall kangaroos (Procoptodon golian). The continent lost all native megafauna to the Pleistocene extinctions, tens of thousands ...

Ancient extinction of giant Australian bird points to humans

The first direct evidence that humans played a substantial role in the extinction of the huge, wondrous beasts inhabiting Australia some 50,000 years ago—in this case a 500-pound bird—has been discovered by a University ...

Megafauna mega-issues

Following a succesful conference on megafauna - large animals - two journals have published special features on the topic.

Disappearing lakes stoke megafauna debate

New research into central Australia's ancient lakes has found evidence that climate change contributed to the extinction of the continent's megafauna.

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