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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (3): 298–321.
Published: 30 September 2020
...C. R. Dickman; T. M. Newsome; L. M. van Eeden Ancestral dingoes arrived in Australia at some time, or times, during the Holocene, heralding a period of long and uneasy coexistence with the human inhabitants of the continent. For the first Australians, dingoes became a valued and integral part...
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Australian Zoologist (2023) 43 (1): 97–108.
Published: 01 May 2023
... on display. This research has resulted in the discovery and identification of a later thylacine arrival at the zoo, the endling of the species: an aged, adult female, whose body was indeed forwarded to the museum upon her death, and preserved therein; and we explain why no contemporary details...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 37 (1): 1–14.
Published: 02 June 2014
... inextricably linked to the expansion of the island's nascent phosphate industry. The endemic rats were killed off by a disease introduced with black rats R. rattus , which according to the mining company manager Captain Samuel Vincent, were bought to the island by the SS Hindustan that arrived in December 1899...
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Australian Zoologist (2012) 35 (4): 1033–1039.
Published: 29 January 2012
... is dominated by introduced Black Rats Rattus rattus . In particular, the Bush Rat Rattus fuscipes is absent yet remains abundant in comparable habitats to the north and south of Sydney; the last record of the Bush Rat near Sydney Harbour is from 1901. In this paper we explore the idea that the arrival...
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Australian Zoologist (2023) 43 (2): 390–408.
Published: 17 November 2023
...Mike Danaher; Benjamin Shanks; Benjamin T Jones; Rolf Schlagloth ABSTRACT Most Queensland islands today have no koalas, but in the past several islands were inhabited by the iconic marsupial. Using historical research methods, this paper compiles what is known about the arrival of koalas...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 0001
10.7882/RZSNSW.1989a.002
EISBN: 978-0-9599951-1-4
... Australasia at some time between the mid-Cretaceous and Eocene by waif dispersal from South America. The ancestors of the New Zealand chiropteran genus Mystacina arrived from South America by waif dispersal, probably about 35 million years ago. The remaining Chiroptera of the region are Asiatic in origin...
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Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (3): 770–810.
Published: 16 March 2022
... Miners. This has led to an increase in scale of the effects of Noisy Miner aggression on small woodland birds. The historical record contains many references to Noisy Miner aggression against other species, the first appearing within four years of the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788. Evidence...
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Australian Zoologist (2021) 41 (3): 358–366.
Published: 28 October 2021
... time since arrival to a location is often used to define native status. Here I propose an eco-evolutionary approach to distinguish between alien and native status and use this to resolve uncertainty in the status of the dingo in Australia. Dingoes were transported to mainland Australia by humans...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (2): 214–219.
Published: 11 November 2020
... of Carpet Pythons, but paradoxically, our surveys at this site reveal a twofold increase in abundance of Carpet Pythons since the arrival of toads. Toad invasion likely has favoured pythons by reducing the abundance of large monitor lizards, that are both predators and competitors of Carpet Pythons...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (3): 434–439.
Published: 01 September 2018
... the proximity of others. During the spring mating season (August–September) of 2017, a large male Carpet Python took up residence with a reproductive female on the roof of a house in northeastern New South Wales for at least six weeks, and was observed in intense battles with two rival males that arrived...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 39 (1): 57–67.
Published: 01 December 2017
... zoological interest. The lack of diversity of food options strikes a zoologist as basis for concern about how we can manage the future of our food supplies. Zooarchaeologist Juliet Clutton-Brock adds a new dimension to the debate by looking at the arrival of animals as domesticates. In Europe, she says...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (3): 388–397.
Published: 17 March 2014
... donkeys arrived in New South Wales in 1793 but they were not greatly used by Europeans to colonise the land in Eastern Australia. They came into wider use with the opening up of Central and Western Australia in the 1860s and were extensively employed until the late 1930s for freight haulage in more...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (3): 287–298.
Published: 17 March 2014
... crocodilians in this region are more recent arrivals from Asia. Mekosuchines display a variety of ecomorphs in head shape ranging from small and deep to longirostrine to very deep snouted and the significance of these is discussed. Review of fossil crocodilians from Australasia 'Quinkana Pty Ltd, 3 Wanda...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2013
10.7882/FS.2013.013
EISBN: 978-0-9874309-1-5
... and fierce competition for research funding. The newest development in science education at the tertiary level is the arrival of Massive On-line Open Courses (MOOCs), which has the potential to alter universities and academics. The troubling reality is that science education will not improve at tertiary...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
10.7882/FS.2012.054
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... religious groups that are hostile to science, a political or commercial stance that sees short-term gains in rejecting or undermining science, or a non-zoological understanding of animals that arrives at a philosophical position opposed to the study and management of wild animals. The extreme ‘animal rights...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
10.7882/FS.2011.035
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... possible to arrive at a set of actions to provide a basis for management, both at a funding level and a field level, for which research is an integral part. The PAS for bats represents the first official DECCW statement of recovery actions required for all bat species listed as threatened. It provides...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
10.7882/FS.2011.047
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... conditions. Bent-wing bats arrive at the eastern Sydney sites in late February or early March and remain there throughout the winter. They depart in October and November, much later than has been reported for bats elsewhere in Sydney. In March 2005, two female bats were observed with young at Malabar...