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.


Teeth from a giant wombat.


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.

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