Welcome to Thylacoleo - Australia's Marsupial Lion, a natural
history of the marsupial family Thylacoleonidae. Thylacoleonids are
predatory marsupials which lived in Australia from Late Oligocene times
until the end of the Pleistocene. Members of this marsupial family
varied in dimensions from that of a house cat to nearly the size of an
African lion. The most famous species of the family is Thylacoleo
carnifex, which is often referred to as the "Marsupial lion"
due to its large size.
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- A complete Thylacoleo carnifex skeleton has been discovered in
a cave on Western Australia's Nullarbor Plain. See announcement at