These Giant ‘Drop Bears’ With Opposable Thumbs Once Scaled Trees in Australia.

Illustration of a dropbear reaching for fungus on a tree trunk.

By analyzing the various features of fossil bones we can reveal not only the overall size and shape of the animal, but also what kind of movement the animal was capable of, its lifestyle, and the environment in which it lived. (Image: via Peter Schouten)

Australian Creatures Are Celebrated for Their Oddness: Here’s Another

A fossil horseshoe crab.

A fossil horseshoe crab species that stands apart from the crowd has been named after a prominent UNE paleontologist. (Image: via the University of New England)