Dorcopsis sp. nov. 'Halmahera'


Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Considered a prehistoric introduction of Dorcopsys mulleri mysoliae by (Flannery et al., 1998).


Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym)

Last record: Late Pleistocene



Halmahera, North Moluccas, Indonesia


Biology & Ecology










FLANNERY, T.F., BELLWOOD, P., WHITE, J.P., ENNIS, T., IRWIN, G., SCHUBERT, K. & BALASUBRAMANIAM, S. (1998). Mammals from Holocene archaeological deposits on Gebe and Morotai Islands, northern Moluccas, Indonesia. Aust. Mammal. 20(3): 391-400.

T. Flannery , P. Bellwood , P. White, A. Moore , Boeadi & G. Nitihaminoto. (1995). Fossil marsupials (Macropodidae, Peroryctidae) and other mammals of Holocene age from Halmahera, North Moluccas, Indonesia. Alcheringa 19(1): 17-25. [Abstract]

Flannery, Timothy F., Mountain, J. and Aplin, K. (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 N.S.W. 107(2): 75-97.

Turvey, Samuel T. (2009). Holocene mammal extinctions, pp. 41-61. In: Turvey, Samuel T. (ed.). Holocene Extinctions. Oxford, UK & New York, USA: Oxford University Press. xii + 352 pp.


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