Procoptodon goliah Owen, 1845

Macropus goliah Owen, 1845
Common Name
Giant short-faced kangaroo
Last Record
Late Pleistocene
IUCN status
Not evaluated
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This species is only known from sub-fossil remains.
[b]Original Scientific Description:[/b]

Owen, Richard. (1845). In: Waterhouse, G. R. A natural history of the Mammalia. VDU. Containing the order Marsupiala, or pouched animals, with illustrations engraved on steel, and 18 engravings on wood. London, Hippolyte Bailliere, 553 pp., 22 pIs.

[b]Species Bibliography:[/b]

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Bartholomai, A. (1970). The extinct genus Procoptodon Owen (Marsupialia: Macropodidae) in Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 15: 213-233.

De Vis, Charles W. (1899). On some remains of marsupials from Lake Colongulac, Victoria. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 12: 107-111.

Flannery, T. F. (1987). The Giant Short-faced Kangaroo. Pp. 72-74 in The Antipodean Ark edited by S. Hand and M. Archer, and illustrated by Peter Schouten. Angus and Robertson Publishers, North Ryde.

Helgen, Kristofer M. et al. (2006). [url=https://repository.si.edu/bitstream/handle/10088/8325/vz_Helgen_et_al_2006_Australian_Journal_of_Zoology_megafaunal_kangaroos.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y]Ecological and evolutionary significance of sizes of giant extinct kangaroos[/url]. Australian Journal of Zoology 54(4): 293-303. [body weight estimate]

Long, John et al. (2002). Prehistoric Mammals of Australia and New Guinea, One Hundred Million Years of Evolution. Sydney: University of NSW Press.

Mahoney, J. A. and Ride, W. D. L. (1975). [url=https://museum.wa.gov.au/sites/default/files/INDEX%20TO%20THE%20GENERA%20AND%20SPECIES%20OF%20FOSSIL%20MAMMALIA%20DESCRIBED%20FROM%20AUSTRALIA%20AND%20NEW%20GUINEA%20BETWEEN%20FROM%201838%20AND%201968.pdf]Index to the genera and species of fossil Mammalia described from Australia and New Guinea between 1838 and 1968[/url]. Western Australian Museum Special Publication 6: 1-250.

Marcus, L. F. 1976. The Bingara Fauna: a Pleistocene vertebrate fauna from Murchison County, New South Wales, Australia. University of California Publications in Geological Sciences 114:1±145.

McCoy, F. (1879). Procoptodon goliah. P. 42 in Prodromus of the Palaeontology of Victoria, Decade VI. Geological Survey of Victoria. Melbourne: Government Printer.

McNamara, Ken and Murray, Peter. (2010). Prehistoric Mammals of Western Australia. Welshpool, WA: Western Australian Museum. 107 pp.

Merrilees, D. 1973. Fossiliferous deposits at Lake Tandou, New South Wales, Australia. Memoirs of the National Museum of Victoria 34:177±182.

Merrilees, D. and Ride, W. D. L. (1965). Procoptodon goliah (Macropodidae, Marsupialia) from western Eyre Peninsula, South Australia. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 89: 139-142.

Molnar, R. E., and C. Kurz. 1997. The distribution of Pleistocene vertebrates on the eastern Darling Downs, based on the Queensland Museum collections. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 117:107±134.

Owen, Richard. (1845). Macropus goliah (fossil). P. 59 in G. R. Waterhouse, A Natural History of the Mammalia. VOlume 1. Contining the Order Marsupiata, or Pouch Animals. London: Hippolyte Baillière.

Owen, R. (1873). Procoptodon goliah, Owen. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 21: 387.

Prideaux, G. J. 2004. Systematics and evolution of the sthenurine kangaroos. University of California Publications in Geological Sciences 146:i±xviii, 1±623.

Prideaux, G. J., R. G. Roberts, D. Megirian, K. E. Westaway, J. C. Hellstrom, and J. M. Olley. (2007). Mammalian responses to Pleistocene climate change in southeastern Australia. Geology 35:33±36.

Prideaux, Gavin J. et al. (2009). [url=https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2009/06/24/0900956106.full.pdf]Extinction implications of a chenopod browse diet for a giant Pleistocene kangaroo[/url]. PNAS 106(28): 11646-11650.

Reed, E. H. and Bourne, S. J. (2000). Pleistocene fossil vertebrate sites of the south east region of South Australia. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 124: 61-90.

Roberts, R. G., Flannery T., Ayliffe L., Yoshida H., Olley J., Prideaux G., Laslett G., Baynes A., Smith M., Jones R.I., et al. (2001). New Ages for the last Australian megafauna: Continent-wide extinction about 46,000 years ago. Science 292: 1888-1892.

Smith F.A., Lyons S.K., Ernest S.K.M., Jones K.E., Kaufman D.M., Dayan T., Marquet P.A., Brown J.H., Haskell J.P. 2003 Body mass of late Quaternary mammals. Ecology 84(12): 3403-3403.

Taçon, Paul S. C. and Webb, Steve. (2017). [url=https://press-files.anu.edu.au/downloads/press/n3991/pdf/ch08.pdf]Art and megafauna in the Top End of the Northern Territory, Australia: Illusion or reality?[/url], pp. 145-161. In: David, Bruno et al. (eds.). Terra Australis 47. Acton, A.C.T.: ANU Press. xxvi + 499 pp.

Tedford, R. H. 1967. The fossil Macropodidae from Lake Menindee, New South Wales. University of California Publications in Geological Sciences 64:1-156.

Waterhouse, George Robert. (1846). A Natural History of the Mammalia. Volume 1, Containing the Order Marsupiata or Pouched Animals. London: Hippolyte Baillière. 553 pp + 20 pls.


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