Mystery Marsupial

They call it a “marsupial hyena.” A “flesh-eating kangaroo.” A hypercarnivourous beast that could “[slice] up the largest animals of its day.” Sounds like a myth? Weighing approximately 55 lbs, the Whollydooleya tomnpatrichorum, a new extinct species of marsupial that rightfully conforms to these labels, was formally identified this year. …