Little thylacine had a big bite

By Sarah Zielinski, 09:03 AM April 20, 2014

In the northeast corner of Queensland lies one of Australia’s great treasures — the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, home to more than 250 sites that are rich in fossils. In that region, some 24 to 11.6 million years ago, as many as five relatives of the extinct Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine, roamed forests along with giant carnivorous rat-kangaroos, marsupial lions, the world’s oldest known venomous snakes and many other long-dead animals. Then, from 11.6 to 5.3 million years ago, the forest...

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