At up to 30cm long and armed with spines for crushing and shredding food, we’ve identified a previously unknown creature that would have been a giant among its neighbours in the waters off modern-day South Australia.
Lightning Ridge is a true treasure chest of dinosaur fossils.
The newly discovered fossil of Brindabellaspis, a fish with a platypus-like snout, reveals that coral reefs have long been evolution hotspots.
Meet two of Australia’s ancient snakes, Yurlunggur and Wonambi.
Kenny Travouillon, the curator of mammology at the Western Australian Museum, has been studying the ancient ancestry of bilbies and bandicoots for ten years. Through the rigorous analysis of extensive fossil records from Museums all across Australia, he’s grown more wary of the future of these iconic Aussie animals.
Scientists have been shocked to find fossils belonging to the pygmy right whale—typically confined to the Southern Hemisphere, in parts of Italy and Japan.