06 August 2014
Darling Downs farmer and palaeontologist, Ian Sobbe, will give a presentation on the megafauna fossils currently on display at Cobb+Co Museum.
Megafauna are extinct marsupials, reptiles and birds that lived 2 million years ago and died out around 30 to 40 thousand years ago. Diprotodons, the marsupial the size of a rhinoceros, have become synonymous with megafauna but according to Ian Sobbe there were more than 60 species of animal living on the Darling Downs in the late Pleistocene era.... more
Ian is a local farmer and amateur palaeontologist. This 'hobby' has seen him appointed an Honorary Research Fellow/ Honorary Associate of the Queensland Museum and a specimen being named after him, Perameles sobbei.
As well as working on his farm near Clifton, Ian continues to be actively involved in collecting, preparing and preserving specimens for the Queensland Museum, including those currently on display at Cobb+Co Museum.... less
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