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Killer Kangaroo and 'Duck of Doom' Fossils Found
http://articles.news.aol.com ^ | 7 12 06 | aolnews.com

Posted on 07/12/2006 2:26:18 PM PDT by freepatriot32

SYDNEY (July 12) - Forget cute, cuddly marsupials. A team of Australian paleontologists say they have found the fossilized 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.

Professor Michael Archer said on Wednesday the remains of a meat-eating kangaroo with wolf-like fangs were found as well as a galloping kangaroo with long forearms that could not hop like a modern kangaroo.

"Because they didn't hop, these were galloping kangaroos, with big, powerful forelimbs. Some of them had long canines (fangs) like wolves," Archer told Australian Broadcasting Corp radio.

Vertebrate paleontologist Sue Hand said modern kangaroos look almost nothing like their ferocious forebears, which lived between 10 million and 20 million years ago.

The species found at the dig had "well muscled-in teeth, not for grazing. These things had slicing crests that could have crunched through bone and sliced off flesh," Hand said.

The team also found prehistoric lungfish and large duck-like birds.

"Very big birds ... more like ducks, earned the name 'demon duck of doom', some at least may have been carnivorous as well," Hand told ABC radio.

Archer said the team was studying the fossils to better understand how they were affected by changing climates in the Miocene epoch between 5 million and 24 million years ago.

07/12/06 03:15 ET


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: and; duckofdoom; fossils; found; kangaroo; killer; rfe
The killer kangaroo species had "well muscled-in teeth, not for grazing. These things had slicing crests that could have crunched through bone and sliced off flesh," vertebrate paleontologist Sue Hand said.
1 posted on 07/12/2006 2:26:23 PM PDT by freepatriot32
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2 posted on 07/12/2006 2:27:13 PM PDT by freepatriot32 (Holding you head high & voting Libertarian is better then holding your nose and voting republican)
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To: freepatriot32

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3 posted on 07/12/2006 2:28:28 PM PDT by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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4 posted on 07/12/2006 2:28:44 PM PDT by evets (huh?)
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To: freepatriot32

Jeez.


5 posted on 07/12/2006 2:29:46 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Islam is a perversion of faith, a lie against human spirit, an obscenity shouted in the face of G_d)
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To: freepatriot32
“Duck I says.” -Little Bill Daggett
6 posted on 07/12/2006 2:30:53 PM PDT by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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To: evets

gah


7 posted on 07/12/2006 2:31:03 PM PDT by CzarNicky (In the magical land of unicorns there's no need for clothes.)
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To: freepatriot32

Kinda gives new meaning to the words "tie me kangaroo down,mate".


8 posted on 07/12/2006 2:31:27 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative
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To: evets

And this is a picture of which one?


9 posted on 07/12/2006 2:33:08 PM PDT by ushr435
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To: freepatriot32; SunkenCiv

Thanks for posting. Giant Meat Eating Kangaroo - or a marsupial warm-blooded 'Dinosaur' that hopped, hmmmm?


10 posted on 07/12/2006 2:43:44 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (Read the bio THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD free! Click Fred Nerks for link to my Page.)
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To: evets

Don't do that!


11 posted on 07/12/2006 2:44:44 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Sign up to donate monthly and you will be automatically entered in our "Win a Bear Hug Contest")
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To: glock rocks; NormsRevenge

You guys be nice to me or I'll cook up a cauldron of Fanged Kangaroo and Duck of Doom...


12 posted on 07/12/2006 2:45:12 PM PDT by tubebender (Some minds are like concrete, thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.)
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To: freepatriot32

Ah, good. Here's one for my email list.


13 posted on 07/12/2006 2:49:21 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: freepatriot32

duck of doom ? oh! you mean Howard Dean !


14 posted on 07/12/2006 2:50:50 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse (strive on with heedfulness)
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To: evets

That's no Duck of Doom. That's the Hag from Hell.


15 posted on 07/12/2006 2:52:01 PM PDT by dirtboy (When Bush is on the same side as Ted the Swimmer on an issue, you know he's up to no good...)
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To: tubebender

Duck of Doom, dined on it at the World of Hurt restaurant once

been there, never again..


16 posted on 07/12/2006 2:56:18 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --- Help the "Pendleton 8' and families -- http://www.freerepublic.com/~normsrevenge/)
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To: freepatriot32

BTTT


17 posted on 07/12/2006 2:56:40 PM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: freepatriot32

According to the scale in the photo, the skull is about six inches long. This thing was the size of a collie.


18 posted on 07/12/2006 3:23:57 PM PDT by scheuber
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To: freepatriot32
Archer said the team was studying the fossils to better understand how they were affected by changing climates in the Miocene epoch between 5 million and 24 million years ago.

ROLOL. Scientists can't even agree on changes in climate over the last 1000 years let alone millions of years ago.

19 posted on 07/12/2006 3:30:47 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: freepatriot32
You can still find "ducks of doom" today:


20 posted on 07/12/2006 3:37:36 PM PDT by VeritatisSplendor
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To: dirtboy
"That's no Duck of Doom. That's the Hag from Hell."

Hey, bro': if it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, then...

21 posted on 07/12/2006 3:40:26 PM PDT by IonImplantGuru (Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.)
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To: freepatriot32

Have they found any Vorpal Bunny Rabbits?


22 posted on 07/12/2006 4:11:43 PM PDT by PsyOp (A nation can survive its fools…. But it cannot survive treason from within. – Cicero.)
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To: NormsRevenge

How about sharing a photo of your newest creation, the four drumstick Muscovy...


23 posted on 07/12/2006 5:14:20 PM PDT by tubebender (Some minds are like concrete, thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.)
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To: tubebender

24 posted on 07/12/2006 5:17:41 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --- Help the "Pendleton 8' and families -- http://www.freerepublic.com/~normsrevenge/)
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To: freepatriot32

25 posted on 07/12/2006 5:22:32 PM PDT by Constantine XIII
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To: NormsRevenge

afflllaaaaaaaa---


26 posted on 07/12/2006 7:00:38 PM PDT by teeman8r
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To: freepatriot32

I knew there had to be a rational explanation for my anatidaephobia.


27 posted on 07/12/2006 7:05:03 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: evets

Jeez.


28 posted on 07/12/2006 8:19:03 PM PDT by F-117A (They say there is no such thing as an ex-Marine,.Murtha disproves that!!!)
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To: evets
OK, now you've got that out of your system, please, please, no more Helen photos! There are more Helen photos on FR than anywhere else, and that is NOT a good thing. Helen photo + undigested food still in stomach = real problems.
29 posted on 07/12/2006 11:44:03 PM PDT by TChad
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