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Australian researchers identify new species of extinct marsupial lion

Wakaleo schouteni is the fifth known species of dog-sized marsupial lion discovered at Riversleigh Australian researchers have identified a new species of marsupial lion that roamed the rainforests of northern Australia 25m years ago. Weighing in at just over 22kg and boasting a squat, flat head, the new species, named Wakaleo schouteni after wildlife illustrator and paleoartist Peter Schouten, is the fifth known species of dog-sized marsupial lion discovered at Riversleigh, located within Boodjamulla national park, near the Queensland-Northern Territory border.
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