Palorchestes and Other Marsupials

In fact, there were lots of interesting marsupials around a million years ago, that are now extinct.

Phosphate Mine

Later, we were shown lots of evidence of them. Here is an assortment of different kangaroo jaws.

Sorting

Teeth from a giant wombat.

Sorting

Even the front tooth from a palorchestes – a marsupial tapir – that we found on the ground.

Washing and sorting

Of course, the marsupials weren’t on their own. There were other interesting creatures around at the time too.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s