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Tiny Marsupial Lion Named for Attenborough

A new species of extinct mini-lion is the smallest member of its long-gone family.

August 25, 2016
9:16 AM EDT
New marsupial lion Microleo was not exactly the top cat in its family. Credit: UNSW
The small tooth row of Microleo attenboroughi is compared with the tooth row of its Pleistocene relative, the lion-sized Thylacoleo carnifex. Photo: UNSW