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 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 […]

Inside view of evolutionary flight path

Flinders researchers studying the giant cassowary’s eating, breathing and vocal structures have found a new way to gain details about evolution. The study even found a […]

Giant NZ bird’s links with Africa

Scientists have linked New Zealand’s giant flightless bird, the now extinct adzebill, with origins in Africa – showing that some of its closest living relatives are the […]