Palaeontology: The last giant kangaroo

@article{Diamond2008PalaeontologyTL,
  title={Palaeontology: The last giant kangaroo},
  author={Jared M. Diamond},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2008},
  volume={454},
  pages={835-836}
}
Humans who colonized Australia did not reach Tasmania until thousands of years later — granting the island's giant kangaroos a brief respite before they joined their Australian brethren in oblivion. 
Overdone overkill – the archaeological perspective on Tasmanian megafaunal extinctions
Abstract The reasons for megafaunal extinction in Australia have been hotly debated for over 30 years without any clear resolution. The proposed causes include human overkill, climate, anthropogenicExpand
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