Meet the Marsupial Lion


Thylacoleo carnifex was a marsupial lion with weird teeth that was tearing up Australia from the late Pliocene to the late Pleistocene.

Here is a rendering of a cave drawing which is probably the worst cave drawing of all time:


This is so bad that initially I assumed it was a cave drawing BY a marsupial lion.

Anyway, check out this National Geographic video to learn more:

“Meet the…” is a collaboration between The Finch & Pea and Nature Afield to bring Nature’s amazing creatures into your home.

Author: Heidi Kay Smith

Biology PhD student on the cusp of finishing and moving on to a postdoc in the behavioral ecology of amphibians. I blog to share my thoughts, ideas, and general feelings of awe of the natural world.

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