Thursday, July 13, 2006

Environment: Killer kangaroos and demon ducks of doom

Planet Ark reports a team of Australian palaeontologists say they have found the fossilised remains of a fanged killer kangaroo and what they describe as a "demon duck of doom". A University of New South Wales team said the fearsome fossils were among 20 previously unknown species uncovered at a site in northwest Queensland state.

As well as the remains of a meat-eating kangaroo with wolf-like fangs, the team also found prehistoric lungfish and large duck-like birds which were named "demon duck of doom".