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Extinct ‘marsupial lion’ reconstructed

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A fearsome marsupial lion that once prowled the Australian outback has been reconstructed from fossilised remains unearthed in caves.

After a nearly complete skeleton was discovered in western Australia, scientists were able to piece together an accurate picture of the predator for the first time.

They revealed a creature with powerful forelimbs for ambushing prey and a rigid tail upon which it would balance while eating, much like kangaroos do today.

Thyalacoleo carnifex – commonly known as marsupial lions – are members of Australia’s “megafauna”, a group of large creatures that disappeared around 30,000 years ago.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/marsupial-lion-australia-extinct-reconstruction-skeleton-megafauna-science-biology-a8679981.html

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XenoFish

Anyone else think it looks like Stitch?

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Robotic Jew

It's kinda cute.

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Captain Risky

Calling it a “Lion” is a stretch. Angry ferret is more like it.

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psyche101
9 minutes ago, Captain Risky said:

Calling it a “Lion” is a stretch. Angry ferret is more like it.

Measurements taken from a number of specimens show they averaged 101 to 130 kg (223 to 287 lb) in weight, although individuals as large as 124–160 kg (273–353 lb) might not have been uncommon, and the largest weight was of 128–164 kg (282–362 lb).[2] This would make it comparable to female lions and female tigers in general size.

 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marsupial_lion

 

One of the largest marsupial predators to ever exist. 

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Hammerclaw

Looks like a giant Tasmanian Devil from Hell.

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Jon the frog

Drop bear ! 

 

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Hammerclaw
12 hours ago, Jon the frog said:

Drop bear ! 

 

That ain't no pooh bear.

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Impedancer

Tasmanian devil tiger ;-)

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