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Protemnodon nombe Flannery, Mountain and Aplin, 1983

Nombe kangaroo

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Protemnodon niobe Flannery et al. 1981 (used by Hope & Aplin, 2007:249)

 

Conservation Status

Last record: before 25ka

 

Distribution

New Guinea

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Flannery, Timothy F., Mountain, Mary-Jane and Aplin, Ken. (1983). Quaternary kangaroos (Macropodidae: Marsupialia) from Nombe rock shelter, Papua New Guinea, with comments on the nature of megafaunal extinction in the New Guinea highlands. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 107(2): 75-97.

 

Other references:

Flannery T.F. 1983 Quaternary kangaroos (Macropodidae: Marsupialia) from Nombe Rock Shelter, Papua New Guinea, with comments on the nature of megafaunal extinction in the New Guinea Highlands. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 107, 75-97.

Hope, Geoffrey S. and Aplin, Ken P. (2007). Paleontology of Papua, pp. 246-254. In: Marshall, Andrew J. and Beehler, Bruce M. (eds.). The Ecology of Papua. Part One. Singapore: Periplus Editions (HK) Ltd.

Johnson C. 2006 Australia's Mammal Extinctions A 50000 year history. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.

Jones, Billie, Janis, Christine and Rayfield, Emily. (2020). Limb proportions indicate Protemnodon’s locomotion was divergent from modern large macropodines. Poster presentation (abstract), p. 46. In: Progressive Palaeontology 2020 Abstract Booklet.

Mountain, Mary-Jane. (1991). Highland New Guinea Hunter-Gatherers: The Evidence of Nombe Rockshelter, Simbu With Emphasis on the Pleistocene. Thesis submitted for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy of the Australian National University.

Sutton, Alice, Mountain, Mary-Jane, Aplin, Ken, Bulmer, Susan and Denham, Tim. (2009). Archaeozoological records for the highlands of New Guinea: A review of current evidence. Australian Archaeology 69: 41-58.

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