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DNA from 45,000-Year-Old Kangaroo Extracted

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"The ancient DNA reveals that extinct giant wallabies are very close relatives of large living kangaroos, such as the red and western grey kangaroos," said Dr Bastien Llamas of the University of Adelaide's Australian Cente for Ancient DNA, who is the first author of a paper published in the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution.

The two specimens, Simosthenurus occidentalis and Protemnodon anak, have been radiocarbon dated to approximately 45,000 years ago.

http://www.sci-news....laby-02403.html

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Ealdwita

A giant leap for mankind?

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bubblykiss

Cut to the case, when I am gonna be able to buy giant wallabies bacon?

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gailforce

ok ok so the kangaroos closest relative is a wallaby the wallaby's a kangaroo WTF **** logic

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Sundew

A giant leap for mankind?

Ouch!

Can we name him Rocko?

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Lyko

Do they wish to clone this animal and bring it back? Certain animals went extinct for a reason. I think scientists should concentrate on saving the animals we have now instead of wasting money on extinct animals. Try cloning Pandas, Snow Leopard, Amur Leopard, Rhino, Western Lowland Gorilla, Sea Turtle, Tiger, amongst many others. Okay, rant over.

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