Douglass’ PhD, the evolutionary context and functional ecology of the thylacine, brings together his interests in living and extinct animals. He received a BSc in Biology at Grand Valley State University, MI, USA and does research as a palaeontologist in ancient cave sites in South Africa, including the famous Drimolen site in the UNESCO Cradle of Humankind, South Africa - a site recovering an amazing assortment of extinct and living animals (including three species of human ancestor).
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He ain't heavy, he's a thylacine
The 'Tasmanian tiger' was hunted to extinction based on its perceived size as a predator big enough to take sheep, but new research shows it weighed just 16.7kg.