Dietary responses of Sahul (Pleistocene Australia-New Guinea) megafauna to climate and environmental change

  title={Dietary responses of Sahul (Pleistocene Australia-New Guinea) megafauna to climate and environmental change},
  author={Larisa R.G. Desantis and Judith H. Field and Stephen Wroe and John Dodson},
  pages={181 - 195}
Abstract. Throughout the late Quaternary, the Sahul (Pleistocene Australia—New Guinea) vertebrate fauna was dominated by a diversity of large mammals, birds, and reptiles, commonly referred to as megafauna. Since ca. 450–400Ka, approximately 88 species disappeared in Sahul, including kangaroos exceeding 200 kg in size, wombat-like animals the size of hippopotamuses, flightless birds, and giant monitor lizards that were likely venomous. Ongoing debates over the primary cause of these… 

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