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Fossil of modern wombats’ giant extinct cousin found in US museum, 50 years after initial discovery – ABC News

Nearly half a century after its bones were discovered in the Lake Eyre basin palaeontologists have described a “missing link” in the family tree of wombats and koalas.

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About 10 years ago, palaeontologist Julien Louys was at a loose end at the American Natural History Museum in New York and started casually riffling through the collection drawers.
And that’s when h…

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