Jurassic Park fantasy turns into reality for Kaylene

17 Jul 2018
Kaylene Butler
Kaylene Butler with some of her specimens.

Jurassic Park-inspired childhood dream of becoming a palaeontologist comes true for University of Queensland PhD candidate Kaylene Butler today - with the help of an ancient fanged kangaroo.

The UQ School of Earth and Environmental Sciences student will be awarded her doctorate for research on ancient kangaroo species, including the Balbaroo fangaroo, a member of a family of fanged kangaroo about the size of a wallaby, which became extinct approximately 10 million years ago.

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