There are three species of Sarcophilus. S. laniarius and S. moornaensis are only known from fossils from the Pleistocene. S. laniarius was larger than the contemporary species S. harrisii, weighing up to 10 kilograms more. The relationship between the three species is unclear; while some have proposed that S. harrisii may be a dwarf version of S. laniarius, others argue that it is a completely different species and that the two may have coexisted during the Pleistocene.
New Ages for the Last Australian Megafauna: Continent-Wide Extinction About 46,000 Years Ago.(Statistical Data Included)
Jun 08, 2001; Twenty-three of the 24 genera of Australian land animals weighing more than 45 kg (which, along with a few smaller species,...