Prehistoric Mammals

Author(s): Ken McNamara and Peter Murray

Animals & Natural World | Science & Maths

In 1909 a rich accumulation of many thousands of bones was excavated from Mammoth Cave in Australias south-west. Many of the bones far exceeded in size any modern-day native mammal, evidence that in prehistoric times giant mammals had roamed the Australian bush. They included a marsupial the size of a buffalo, kangaroos more than two metres tall, wallabies much bigger than any living species, a marsupial lion about the size of a leopard, giant echidnas and wombats, plus the thylacine (Tasmanian tiger). What did these animals look like and how did they live? And how did they become extinct in a relatively short period of time?

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General Fields

  • : 9781920843540
  • : Western Australian Museum
  • : Western Australian Museum
  • : August 2010
  • : 180mm X 128mm
  • : Australia
  • : October 2010
  • : books

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  • : illustrations
  • : 108
  • : 560.00
  • : Paperback
  • : Ken McNamara and Peter Murray