What caused extinction of the Pleistocene megafauna of Sahul?

  title={What caused extinction of the Pleistocene megafauna of Sahul?},
  author={C. N. Johnson and John Alroy and Nicholas J. Beeton and Michael I. Bird and Barry W. Brook and Alan Cooper and Richard F Gillespie and Salvador Herrando‐P{\'e}rez and Zenobia Jacobs and Gifford H. Miller and Gavin J. Prideaux and Richard G. Roberts and Marta Rodr{\'i}guez-Rey and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}rik Saltr{\'e} and Chris S. M. Turney and Corey J. A. Bradshaw},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences},
During the Pleistocene, Australia and New Guinea supported a rich assemblage of large vertebrates. Why these animals disappeared has been debated for more than a century and remains controversial. Previous synthetic reviews of this problem have typically focused heavily on particular types of evidence, such as the dating of extinction and human arrival, and have frequently ignored uncertainties and biases that can lead to misinterpretation of this evidence. Here, we review diverse evidence… 

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    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
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