The fox line part 2

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Subject: The fox line part 2
From: brian fleming <>
Date: Mon, 16 May 2016 03:36:48 +0000
Fossil record shows that the Tasmanian Devil used to be widespread on
the mainland, but is now confined to Tasmania - where the Dingo never
Whether the Devil vanished because of direct predation or from
competition is not known.

Anthea Fleming

On 16/05/2016 10:25 AM, Dave Torr wrote:
> 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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>> Subject: [Birding-Aus] The fox line part 2
>> 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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