Quinkana fortirostrum Molnar, 1981

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Late Pleistocene (c.38,000 BC?)

 

Distribution

Queensland, Australia

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

Holotype: AM F.57844 ("a cranial rostrum lacking anterior end and teeth" [Molnar, 1981])

Type locality: Tea Tree Cave, near Chillagoe, north Queensland

Possibly referable material:

QM F7898 ("Quinkana sp.")
QM F1152
QMF 57032 ("Quinkana sp.") (Sobbe et al. 2013)
AMF2876 ("Quinkana sp.") (Molnar, 1981)

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Molnar, R. E. (1981). Pleistocene ziphodont crocodilians of Queensland. Rec. Aust. Mus. 33(19): 803-834.

 

Other references:

Dodson, John et al. (1993). Humans and megafauna in a late Pleistocene environment from Cuddie Springs, north western New South Wales. Archaeology in Oceania 28(2): 94-99.

Sobbe, Ian H., Price, Gilbert J. and Knezour, Robert A. (2013). A ziphodont crocodile from the late Pleistocene King Creek catchment, Darling Downs, Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum - Nature 56(2): 601-606. [automatic download]

Willis, P. M. A. and Molnar, R. E. (1997). Identification of large reptilian teeth from Plio-Pleistocene deposits of Australia. Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales 130(3-4): 79-92.

 

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