Scientists have discovered that the remains of ancient kangaroos have been confirmed to belong to a new species

The Marsupial Lion is a lion shaped like a domestic cat with sharp teeth that can bite bones. The latest research confirms that the lion is a new species of lion. Paleontologists at the University of New South Wales have discovered the remains of the lion lion at the Riversley World Heritage Site in Queensland, Australia, where scientists have been searching for fossils for decades.

Scientists have discovered that the remains of ancient kangaroos have been confirmed to belong to a new species

Peter Schouten

Previously, the kangaroo was incorporated into Priscileo because of its small teeth and small size, known as Thylacoleo. But when the researchers looked closely at the skull and jaw, they found that the anatomy of the skull was different from that of other kangaroos.

“As we find more and better specimens in Riversleigh, we are beginning to realize that it doesn’t belong to that branch at all,” Michael Archer, a professor of biological, earth and environmental sciences at the University of New South Wales, said friday. This is an unprecedented kangaroo. It is a different branch of the family tree with the bag lion. “

In a paper published this month in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, researchers confirmed that the mammal is a new genus of kangaroos. Researchers believe that lekaneleo roskellyae lives in trees and eats toothbroken birds, snakes and other small animals.

The kangaroo lion is now extinct and lives in Australia from the end of the Last New World to the end of the New World (2 million years – 46,000 years ago). The bag lion shoulder is 71 cm (28 inches) high and 114 cm (45 inches) long. They weigh an average of 101 to 130 kg (223 to 287 lb) and individually weigh 124 to 160 kg (273 to 353 lb).