Two new fossil species of short-tailed mice discovered in caves of tropical Queensland

 

I’m part of a research project studying the effects of environmental change on the animals of tropical Queensland over the last half-million years. This is a pretty long stretch of time (by human standards, anyway), and it includes some major changes in Queensland’s environment. One of the big shifts that we’ve identified is the widespread […]

By |November 6th, 2018|Fossils|Comments Off on Two new fossil species of short-tailed mice discovered in caves of tropical Queensland

Fossils in Queensland

Fossils in Queensland
Capricorn Caves Prehistoric Past
 

When I first started volunteering at the Queensland Museum I was given a box full with hundreds of thousands of very tiny fossilised bones known as ‘microfossils’. These fossils belonged to a range of small-bodied vertebrate species such as frogs, lizards, birds, possums, bandicoots and rodents, just to name a […]

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