Rare fossil find in Naracoorte Caves


A recent ABC news story has reported on a rare fossil find in the Naracoorte Caves area. Researchers have found 50,000 year old bones from the largest carnivorous Australian mammal in the Pleistocene epoch, the marsupial lion, in the south east of South Australia.

Researchers from the University of Adelaide and the University of New England used a CT-scanner to examine the internal bone structure of the animal to find out more about the extinct marsupial lion.

“We’re working on when it was living here and what sort of environment it was living in,” says University of Adelaide Environment Institute Research Fellow Liz Reed.

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