Leo the Marsupial Lion

Leo’s remains were discovered in a remote cave on the Nullarbor Plain. He was marsupial lion, Thylacoleo, one of Australia’s most extraordinary megafauna (extinct giant animals), thought to have lived approximately 500,000 years ago. This fascinating book recreates life period leading up his early and tragic death. The story also recounts process by which Leo became fossil, then eventual ‘discovery’ contemporary museum scientists. provides an insight into work palaeontologists researching, recovering investigating fossil remains.

This book is a comprehensive reference to the extinct mammals of Australia and New Guinea, including carnivorous kangaroos, first koalas, huge Diprotodons, marsupial lions, ancient bats rats, marine mammals.