News file for: South Australian Museum

Deadly Sea Snakes: Alike But Not The Same

Deadly Sea Snakes: Alike But Not The Same

The lethal beaked sea snake is actually two species which separately evolved to give identical snakes.

Earliest Animal With Skeleton Discovered In Australia

Earliest Animal With Skeleton Discovered In Australia

The oldest animal with a skeleton has been discovered in South Australia by a team of paleontologists.

New Dolphin Species, Tursiops Australis, Discovered In Victoria, Australia

New Dolphin Species, Tursiops Australis, Discovered In Victoria, Australia

A new dolphin species has been discovered in Victoria. Its name, the Burrunan dolphin, is an Australian aboriginal word meaning ‘large sea fish of the porpoise kind.’

Fossils From Australia Suggest Primitive Animals Had 20-20 Vision

Fossils From Australia Suggest Primitive Animals Had 20-20 Vision

Palaeontologists have uncovered half-a-billion-year-old fossils of compound eyes, confirming that primitive animals had excellent vision.