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Thylacoleo: Australia's Marsupial Lion
Find detailed information on the anatomy and inferred feeding habits of Thylacoleo, view photographs of its fossil remains, and more.

Learn about the discovery of a complete Thylacoleo skeleton in this online exhibit from the Western Australian Museum.

Naracoorte Caves
This Web site from the Australian Department for Environment and Heritage offers information on 11 extinct species of megafauna discovered in remote limestone caves.

OZ Fossils
Learn about extinct megafauna from throughout Australia, read articles on their native habitats, view time lines of their evolution, and more.

Prehistoric Life
Browse fact sheets on several extinct species of Australian megafauna on this site from Museum Victoria.

Australia's Megafauna
The University of Sydney, Australia offers a long list of Web resources for the study of Australian megafauna.


Prehistoric Mammals of Australia and New Guinea: One Hundred Million Years of Evolution
by John Long, Michael Archer, Timothy Flannery, and Suzanne Hand. The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003.

The Future Eaters: An Ecological History of the Australasian Lands and People
by Tim Flannery. Grove Press, 2002.

Wildlife of Gondwana: Dinosaurs and Other Vertebrates from the Ancient Supercontinent
by Pat Vickers Rich, Thomas Hewitt, Francesco Coffa, and Steven Morton. Indiana University Press, 1999.

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