Giant, Extinct Kangaroos may have walked around on two feet instead of hopping

October 16, 2014 1:59 AM

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Giant, Extinct Kangaroos may have walked around on two feet instead of hopping

Brown University researchers have suggested that the ancestors of modern-day kangaroos, giant marsupials with rabbit-like faces, might have walked upright on two feet. The study claims that considering the bone structure, the earlier kangaroos were not hopping.

The earlier species had enormous size and could be considered as part of the extinct family of sthenurine kangaroos that once roamed the Australian outback from about 100,000 to 30,000 years ago.

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