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Timing and dynamics of Late Pleistocene mammal extinctions in southwestern Australia

Prideaux, Gavin; Gully, Grant A; Couzens, Aidan M. C.; Ayliffe, Linda; Jankowski, Nathan R.; Jacobs, Zenobia; Roberts, Richard; Hellstrom, John Charles; Gagan, Michael; Hatcher, Lindsay M.

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Explaining the Late Pleistocene demise of many of the world's larger terrestrial vertebrates is arguably the most enduring and debated topic in Quaternary science. Australia lost >90% of its larger species by around 40 thousand years (ka) ago, but the relative importance of human impacts and increased aridity remains unclear. Resolving the debate has been hampered by a lack of sites spanning the last glacial cycle. Here we report on an exceptional faunal succession from Tight Entrance Cave,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/59382
Source: PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1011073107

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