Prehistoric mammals of Western Australia

by Kenneth J. McNamara

Publisher: Western Australian Museum in Perth, W.A

Written in English
Published: Pages: 32 Downloads: 439
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Places:

  • Australia,
  • Western Australia.

Subjects:

  • Mammals, Fossil -- Australia -- Western Australia.,
  • Paleontology -- Australia -- Western Australia.

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 32.

StatementKen McNamara and Peter Murray ; with drawings by Jill Ruse.
ContributionsMurray, Peter., Ruse, Jill.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQE881 .M473 1985
The Physical Object
Pagination32 p. :
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2281641M
ISBN 100730900770
LC Control Number86146566

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Many of the bones far exceeded in size any modern-day native mammal, evidence that in prehistoric times giant mammals had roamed the Australian bush.

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Many of these species became extinct during the Pleistocene (16,± – 50, years BC). There are similarities between prehistoric Australian.

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