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Droughts wiped out megafauna, palaeontologist says

Droughts wiped out megafauna, palaeontologist says.
ABC News Online - Tuesday, November 28, 2006

A group of researchers says a series of massive droughts 40,000 years ago wiped out Australia's megafauna, not over-hunting as was previously thought.

Palaeontologist Dr Gilbert Price has dug up the fossils of giant kangaroos, emus and wombats the size of cars in south-east Queensland.

He says the remains show the populations were under stress because of dry conditions when they became extinct...

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