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1. Thylacoleo carnifex 7. Diprotodon australis 13. Palorchestes azeal
2. Thylacinus cynocephalus 8. Procoptodon goliah 14. Barn Owl
3. Red-necked Wallaby 9. Megalania prisca 15. Wonambi naracoortensis
4. Megalibgwilia ramsayi 10. Phascolarctos stirtoni 16. Tasmanian Devil
5. Zygomaturus trilobus 11. Koala 17. Lace Monitor or Common Goanna
6. Red-bellied Black Snake 12. Simosthenurus occidentalis Flinders University Gallery

 

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The Animals Reasons for Extinction The Fossils in the Naracoorte Caves Reconstructing Animals from Fossils
Living Animals
  Introduction
Eastern Barred Bandicoot
Southern Bentwing Bat
Tasmanian Devil
Lace Monitor or Common
Goanna

Koala
Barn Owl
Red-bellied Black Snake
Red-necked Wallaby
Extinct Animals
  Introduction
Diprotodon australis
Megalania prisca
Megalibgwilia ramsayi
Palorchestes azael
Phascolarctos stirtoni
Procoptodon goliah
Simosthenurus occidentalis
Thylacinus cynocephalus
Thylacoleo carnifex
Wonambi naracoortensis
Zygomaturus trilobus
Diet
  Introduction
Carnivores
Insectivores
Browsing Herbivores
Grazing Herbivores
Omnivores and Others
Habitat
Introduction
Animals of the Forest
Animals of the Grassland
Swampland
Animals of the Woodlands
  Fauna List
Animals Lost
  Introduction
Climate Change
  Introduction
A Series of Ice Ages
Effect on Vegetation
Arrival of Indigenous People
  Introduction
Arrival of European Settlers
  Introduction
Introduction of New Threats
Accumulation of Bones
  Introduction
Cave Dwellers
Pitfall Victims
Predators
Filling the Cave
  Introduction
Sediment Layers
Movement of the Layers
  Introduction
The Effect of Water
Victoria Fossil Cave
  Victoria Fossil Cave Today
Excavating the Bones
  Introduction
Special Techniques
Preparing the Bones in the
Laboratory

Reconstructing the Skeletons
  Introduction
Sorting and Identifying the
Bones

Identifying Reptile Bones
Identifying Bird Bones
Identifying Marsupial
Bones

Muscles and Other Features
  Introduction
Rebuilding Jaw Muscles
Adding Fur, Eyes and Other
Features

An Example - Simosthenurus
 

Introduction
Excavating the Bones
Reconstructing the
Skeleton

Identifying the Type of
Animal

Rebuilding the Muscles
Deducing the Appearance
Deducing the Posture
Deducing Habits

    
 

 

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