This video is called Mutant Planet- The Evolution of Marsupials.
Talking about Australia and climate change …
From Murdoch University in Australia today:
Kangaroo evolution maps climate change
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The evolution of kangaroos has given a clear picture of Australia’s changing climate, according to a new study.
Murdoch University’s Dr Natalie Warburton and Dr Gavin Prideaux from Flinders University have analysed changes to the kangaroo skeleton over time which reflect Australia’s changing environment and climate.
Dr Warburton said in this way kangaroos represent a sort of barometer for climate change.
“This is important for our understanding of historical climate change in Australia,” she said.
“Our study represents the most comprehensive anatomical analysis of the evolution of modern and fossil kangaroos on the basis of the skull, teeth and skeleton – including some of the new fossil species we recently identified from caves on the Nullarbor.”
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