Australia's extinct animals

Australia's extinct animals

Learning about Australia's extinct fauna helps us to create links through time that relate the animals of the past with those of today. This may also be valuable in the development of conservation strategies.

Extinction events and processes

The processes and events that led to extinctions over time.


Australia, once part of Gondwana, has a unique Dinosaur history.


Monotremes were once more diverse and widespread than now.