Image of the Day: Fangaroo

Fanged kangaroos in Australia were thought to have gone extinct 15 million years ago, but new evidence suggests they were around for at least 5 million more years.

Oct 19, 2017
The Scientist Staff

Balbaroo fangaroo partial bones, from the Riverlseigh World Heritage Area in AustraliaKAYLENE BUTLER See K. Butler et al., “Species abundance, richness and body size evolution of kangaroos (Marsupialia: Macropodiformes) throughout the Oligo-Miocene of Australia,” Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2017.08.016, 2017.