News file for: South Australian Museum
The lethal beaked sea snake is actually two species which separately evolved to give identical snakes.
The oldest animal with a skeleton has been discovered in South Australia by a team of paleontologists.
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.’
Palaeontologists have uncovered half-a-billion-year-old fossils of compound eyes, confirming that primitive animals had excellent vision.