The fox line part 2

To: Philip Veerman <>
Subject: The fox line part 2
From: Dave Torr <>
Date: Mon, 16 May 2016 00:25:39 +0000
Very true - we know that the "mega fauna" died out around that time (I
guess more likely because of human impact or climate change than dingoes?)
and it seems reasonable to assume that a lot of small stuff may have died
out as well - but I guess we lack the fossil records for them - or at least
they are not publicised?

On 16 May 2016 at 10:21, Philip Veerman <> wrote:

> Much more difficult for us to know the impact of dingoes, as this occurred
> several thousand years ago, at some stage along with aboriginal people. We
> don't know as much about what was here before. There may well have been
> much
> species loss at that time. Also and probably far more important is the
> arrival of cats and foxes has obviously occurred along with vast amounts of
> habitat change created by people. Clearing and fragmentation most
> obviously.
> This clearly has an additive impact of the difficultly of many ground
> living
> creatures to survive predators.
> Philip
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> John Leonard
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> Ok, dingoes, my next question, why didn't the arrival of dingoes cause the
> same devastation as the arrival of foxes for small mammals/ground dwelling
> birds?
> Is it the cat/fox synergy?
> John Leonard
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