Digging in to our ancient past

A team of Australian and international scientists have discovered thousands of well preserved ancient specimens from the Miocene epoch (23m – 5m years ago) in inland […]

New clues to ‘big bird’ extinction

A rare fossil discovery by Flinders University researchers illuminates the ultimate survival test faced by Genyornis newtoni, the last of Australia’s famous giant birds – the […]

Ancient fish had a ‘big brain’

Sophisticated CT scanning of the cranium of a Queensland fish fossil has given new insights to explain how fish first left the water to invade land […]

New study revises fossil discovery

An international team of scientists have debunked an earlier description of a fossil thought to be the remarkable missing link between lizards and snakes. The new […]

Ancient eagle ruled the roost

A 25-million-year-old eagle fossil found in South Australia adds to the long evolutionary history of raptors in Australia. In a remarkable discovery, Flinders University palaeontologists have […]

Oldest skink named after Flinders professor

Some of Australia’s most famous animals – wombat, platypus, kangaroos and the extinct marsupial tiger thylacine – have been traced back to their fossil ancestors in […]