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New Ages for the Last Australian Megafauna: Continent-Wide Extinction About 46,000 Years Ago
All Australian land mammals, reptiles, and birds weighing more than 100 kilograms, and six of the seven genera with a body mass of 45 to 100 kilograms, perished in the late Quaternary. The timing andExpand
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An Australian land mammal age biochronological scheme
Abstract Constrained seriation of a species-locality matrix of the Australian Cenozoic mammal record resolves a preliminary sixfold succession of land mammal ages apparently spanning the lateExpand
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An osteology‐based appraisal of the phylogeny and evolution of kangaroos and wallabies (Macropodidae: Marsupialia)
Macropodids are the most diverse group of marsupial herbivores ever to have evolved. They have been the subject of more phylogenetic studies than any other marsupial family, yet relationships ofExpand
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Systematics and Evolution of the Sthenurine Kangaroos
The subfamily Sthenurinae (Macropodoidea, Diprotodontia) is an extinct group of robust kangaroos. The earliest sthenurine appears in the late Miocene of central Australia, but the group is mostExpand
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Timing and dynamics of Late Pleistocene mammal extinctions in southwestern Australia
Explaining the Late Pleistocene demise of many of the world's larger terrestrial vertebrates is arguably the most enduring and debated topic in Quaternary science. Australia lost >90% of its largerExpand
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The 10 Australian ecosystems most vulnerable to tipping points
We identify the 10 major terrestrial and marine ecosystems in Australia most vulnerable to tipping points, in which modest environmental changes can cause disproportionately large changes inExpand
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An arid-adapted middle Pleistocene vertebrate fauna from south-central Australia
How well the ecology, zoogeography and evolution of modern biotas is understood depends substantially on knowledge of the Pleistocene. Australia has one of the most distinctive, but least understood,Expand
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Mammalian responses to Pleistocene climate change in southeastern Australia
Resolving faunal responses to Pleistocene climate change is vital for differentiating human impacts from other drivers of ecological change. While 90% of Australia's large mammals were extinct by ca.Expand
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Extinction implications of a chenopod browse diet for a giant Pleistocene kangaroo
Kangaroos are the world's most diverse group of herbivorous marsupials. Following late-Miocene intensification of aridity and seasonality, they radiated across Australia, becoming the continent'sExpand
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Scrapheap Challenge: A novel bulk-bone metabarcoding method to investigate ancient DNA in faunal assemblages
Highly fragmented and morphologically indistinct fossil bone is common in archaeological and paleontological deposits but unfortunately it is of little use in compiling faunal assemblages. TheExpand
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