Why Java-tigers once were giants…

Why Java-tigers once were giants…

Large monsters from mainland     Tigers once were giants in Java. Their body masses reached up to 300 kg (Volmer et al., 2016), a size recorded only for Siberian tigers today. In contrast, prehistoric tigers in Java, were only up to sizes of 75 – 141 kg...
Was Homo erectus already the top-predator?

Was Homo erectus already the top-predator?

The Lion share of the prey Modern humans reserved the lion-share of today’s prey animal simply by domestication and agriculture1. But what kind of role did Homo erectus played in the predator guild of Java during the ice age – the hunter or the hunted? During the ice...