Wellington Caves fossils help confirm only known vulture species from Australia

Ciara Bastow
By Ciara Bastow
July 28 2022 - 4:00am
Dr Ellen Mather holding the fossil vulture tarsus from Wellington Caves (right) and a tarsus of a living vulture species (left). Picture: Supplied

Wellington Caves has become part of history as the source of several new fossils that palaeontologists were able to identify as belonging to Cryptogyps lacertosus, an extinct genus of vulture.

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Ciara Bastow

Ciara Bastow

Senior Journalist

Hi! I'm Ciara and I've been working as a journalist for a number of years now, covering everything ranging from council, human interest stories, community news and sport. Got a story? Email me at ciara.bastow@austcommunitymedia.com.au