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Last recorded evidence for megafauna at Wet Cave, Naracoorte, South Australia 45,000 years ago

Citation

Pate, FD and McDowell, MC and Wells, RT and Smith, AM, Last recorded evidence for megafauna at Wet Cave, Naracoorte, South Australia 45,000 years ago, Australian Archaeology, 54, (1) pp. 53-55. ISSN 0312-2417 (2002) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2002 Taylor & Francis

DOI: doi:10.1080/03122417.2002.11682069

Abstract

Over 85 percent of Australian terrestrial vertebrate genera with a body mass greater than 44 kg became extinct during the late Pleistocene. These included all marsupials exceeding I 00 kg ( 19 species) and 22 of the 38 species between l O and I 00 kg. Dwarfing occurred in many other species (Flannery 1990; Miller et al. 1999). The larger of these extinct animals have been categorised as megafauna.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Geology
Research Field:Palaeontology (incl. Palynology)
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Objective Field:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales
UTAS Author:McDowell, MC (Dr Matthew McDowell)
ID Code:132415
Year Published:2002
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2019-05-07
Last Modified:2019-06-12
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