Finding a partial Thylacoleo - Day 4

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This video documents the process of finding a partial Thylacoleo skeleton, and the difficulties that can sometimes arise when moving around such tight spaces.

Transcription

On our other trip we discovered another partial Thylacoleo skeleton, with a jaw and part of a skull showing in the sediment, so we’re just going to go in and have a look.

(crawling through tight cave spaces)

Just moving around like a worm… I sort of came up a different way, and it’s a tad tight.

The Thylacoleo was Australia’s top predator. It had very powerful claws with opposable thumbs. It’s roughly the size of a jaguar, and it probably had one of the most powerful bite forces of any known predator.