The rediscovery of the Leadbeater’s Possum

The man who rediscovered the Leadbeater’s Possum in 1961 after it was declared extinct for more than 50 years was honoured in ceremony yesterday at the Melbourne Museum exactly 50 years after its rediscovery. Eric Wilkinson was a 22-year-old assistant to the curator of fossils at the Melbourne Museum at the time of his remarkable …

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