Remains of bizarre group of extinct snail-eating Australian marsupials discovered

Posted by on May 27, 2016 1:06 pm
Categories: Science

Fossil remains of a previously unknown family of carnivorous Australian marsupials that lived 15 million years ago have been discovered at the Riversleigh World Heritage Fossil Site in north-western Queensland. The ancient animals appeared to eat snails using a huge, hammer-like premolar that would have been able to crack the strongest of snail shells.

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