Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO)

The Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (Portuguese: Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, UNIRIO), established in 1979, is one of the four federally funded public universities in the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It has several campuses in the city of Rio de Janeiro. The university was ranked in the 23rd place in the Government’s ENADE classification, in 2006.

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An illustration of Palorchestes azael, a marsupial tapir from the Pleistocene of Australia. There is evidence that this extinct species is depicted in rock art from the Kimberley. Nobu Tamura/Wikimedia Commons

Of bunyips and other beasts: living memories of long-extinct creatures in art and stories

It is plausible to suppose that human memories of long-extinct creatures today underpin many stories we have generally regarded as fiction.

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