Recently while browsing through the site cryptomundo.com...
Someone asked "What is a Yowie".
After thinking on it for a while, and from what Ive read in books and searched on Google, now i have begun to come up with a theory that the Yowie is
a marsupial version on Bigfoot, the product of Australia’s convergent evolution.
What is convergent evolution?
Its where a species evolves to fill a gap occupied by a normally different species anywhere else.
In this case -
Thylacaleo, a marsupial, evolved in Australia to replace the Big Cats on other continents, The Thylacine took the place of Canines and wolves, sugar
gliders became Australia's squirrels and Wombats took the place of Badgers - all Marsupial - there is not one reason why a Marsupial form of ape
should not have evolved in Australia to fill the same niches as the great apes.
This has happened before in isolation on the island of Madagascar. A mega form of Lemur evolved – the Tretretretre said to be "half Lemur and half
Man", the species is of course the extinct Megaladapis. This animal was capable of standing and walking upright and described as having “very human
Another thing that convinces me of it being marsupial is that most sightings of these hominids and the eye witness drawings detail an animal with a
protruding belly. Could the “pot belly” be a juvenile in a pouch?
If it does exist maybe it's a cousin of the New Zealand Bigfoot- te Moehau?
If it was present on Gondwana then it is possible it was also present on Zelandia,a part of Gondwana that broke off to become the New Zealand Islands
during the Cenozoic era?
This would explain how ape like beings came to be present on an island as isolated as New Zealand.
New Zealand bio-geographically is far different then Australia. The evolution of a more Bigfoot-like creature would best have suited the heavily dense
forest and bush covered terrain. With no large predators the Moehau could afford to evolve a more placental style of reproduction.
I think both of these species could be a very primitive form of ape that roamed around during the Late Cenozoic era.
These animals are not modern man but far older.
edit on 9/13/2011 by NZkraw because: (no reason given)