The fossils of two extinct mice species have been discovered in caves in tropical Queensland by University of Queensland scientists tracking environment changes.

24 September 2018
Excavating at Al Wusta. Photo by Klint Janulis

The discovery of an 88,000-year-old fossilised human finger in Saudi Arabia is rewriting the history of the first human migration out of Africa.

10 April 2018
(L-R) Ms Inge Matt, Dr Barbara Maenhaut, Associate Professor Tim McIntyre, Dr Chris Landorf, Ms Rhea Jain

The cream of The University of Queensland’s teaching crop has been fêted at the annual UQ Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

31 October 2017
PhD student Kaylene Butler with a Balbaroo fangaroo model skull made by the UQ library 3D printing service.

Fanged kangaroos – an extinct family of small fanged Australian kangaroos – might have survived at least five million years longer than previously thought.

13 October 2017
Diprotodon undertaking mass migration, while being observed by a giant lizard (Megalania) and giant grey kangaroos. Credit: Laurie Beirne

A giant prehistoric Ice Age marsupial related to wombats and koalas has been discovered to be the only marsupial known to have ever followed annual seasonal migration.

27 September 2017
Lida Ajer cave. Credit: Julien Louys and Gilbert Price

Humans may have exited of Africa and arrived in Southeast Asia 20,000 years earlier than previously thought, a new study involving University of Queensland researchers suggests.

10 August 2017
The skull of the Cookeroo hortusensis, which lived 20-18 million years ago.

Researchers believe the discovery of a new genus and two new species of extinct non-hopping kangaroos could shed light on the ancestry of all kangaroos and wallabies living today.

22 February 2016
An artist impression of the ancient wildebeest-like Rusingoryx atopocranion. Todd S. Marshall.

An ancient wildebeest-type animal and a member of the dinosaur family have several similarities, a team of researchers have discovered.

5 February 2016
The living Komodo dragon and illustration showing how the osteoderm bone reinforces the scales and acts like body armour. Photo of the Komodo dragon by Bryan Fry, inset by Gilbert Price.

As if life wasn’t hard enough during the last Ice Age, research led by the University of Queensland has found Australia’s first human inhabitants had to contend with giant killer lizards

24 September 2015

TEDxUQ returns tomorrow for its third annual installment of sharing “ideas worth spreading” at The University of Queensland.

22 May 2015

University of Queensland palaeontologist Dr Gilbert Price has been named the 2013 Queensland Tall Poppy of the Year.

21 November 2013

Palaeontologists from The University of Queensland (UQ) and The University of New South Wales (UNSW) have named a newly discovered extinct species of koala after Australian icon, Dick Smith.

30 May 2013

UQ paleontologists have contributed to a new book that shows how to incorporate fossil data into ecological and conservation studies.

12 June 2012

University of Queensland research has found one of Australia’s iconic animals is not a shadow of its former self.

11 December 2008

University of Queensland research is uncovering the truth behind the largest marsupial ever to walk the earth – the 2.5 tonne wombat-like Diprotodon.

10 June 2008