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What caused extinction of the Pleistocene megafauna of Sahul?

Johnson, Christopher N.; Alroy, John; Beeton, Nicholas J.; Bird, Michael I.; Brook, Barry; Cooper, Alan; Gillespie, Richard; Herrando-Perez, S.; Jacobs, Zenobia; Miller, Gifford Hubbs; Prideaux, Gavin; Roberts, Richard; Rodrıguez-Rey, M.; Saltre, F.; Turney, Chris S M; Bradshaw, Corey J A

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During the Pleistocene, Australia and New Guinea supported a rich assemblage of large vertebrates. Why these animals disappeared has been debated for more than a century and remains controversial. Previous synthetic reviews of this problem have typically focused heavily on particular types of evidence, such as the dating of extinction and human arrival, and have frequently ignored uncertainties and biases that can lead to misinterpretation of this evidence. Here, we review diverse evidence...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/102885
Source: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.2399

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