New fossil kangaroo species in Australia


From Palaeoblog:

Newly discovered Ngamaroo archeri, described by Ben Kear and his colleague Neville Pledge of the South Australian Museum reveal an animal which was the size of a modern-day wallaby, which moved like a modern kangaroo.

The rare find, unearthed in 1981 near the Lake Eyre Basin in central Australia, suggests the incredible resilience and flexibility of the kangaroo in the face of constant environmental change, researchers say.

More Australian fossils: here.

Red kangaroo: here.

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