Giant kangaroos bounce back from the past

Palaeontologists from Flinders University have described three unusual new species of giant fossil kangaroo from Australia and New Guinea, finding them more diverse in shape, range […]

New tree of life for modern birds

The largest and most complete study of bird evolution has been launched after an international team of scientists revisited the timing of evolutionary changes. In a […]

Why the long face? Now we know

Horses have developed long faces simply ‘because they can,’ a team of evolutionary biologists say. In a major review of how mammalian heads evolve, scientists from […]

Big birds of prey rise again

Australia’s only vulture, and a fearsome extinct eagle, are among the earliest recorded birds of prey from the Pleistocene period more than 50,000 years ago – […]

Lessons from our ancient past

The extinction of species as diverse as flesh-eating kangaroos, tree-climbing crocodiles and gigantic venomous lizards are just a few examples of the extraordinary prehistoric history of […]

Big marsupial roamed long distances

One of Australia’s first long-distance walkers has been described after Flinders University palaeontologists used advanced 3D scans and other technology to take a new look at […]