Euryzygoma dunense De Vis, 1887



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Nototherium dunense De Vis, 1887


Transferred to the genus Euryzygoma by (Longman, 1921).


Conservation Status


Last record: Late Pleistocene?





Biology & Ecology




QM F3357 (Louys & Price, 201X:20)






Original scientific description:

De Vis, Charles W. (1887a). On an extinct mammal of a genus apparently new. In: The Brisbane Courier (August 8th) 9224(44): 6.


Other references:

Aplin, K. (1983). Cheeky giant of the Pleistocene Euryzygoma dunense, pp. 60–61. In: Quirk, S. and Archer, M. (eds.). Prehistoric animals of Australia. Sydney: Australian Museum.

Archer, Michael. (1977). Origins and subfamilial relationships of Diprotodon (Diprotodontidae, Marsupialia). Mem. Qld. Mus. 18: 37-39.

Archer, Michael. (1984). 6.7 The Australian marsupial radiation, pp. 633-808. In: Archer, M. and Clayton, G. (eds.). Vertebrate Zoogeography and Evolution in Australasia (Animals in Space and Time). [Carlisle?] Western Australia: Hesperian Press.

De Vis, Charles W. (1887b). On a supposed new species of Nototherium. Abstract of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales for December 28th, 1887: v. [republished 1888, Zool. Anz. 11: 122]

Fletcher, H. O. (1951). A strange extinct marsupial of great size from Queensland. The Australian Museum Magazine 10(5): 150.

Longman, H. A. (1921). A new genus of fossil marsupial. Memoirs of the Queensland Museumm 7: 65-80.

Louys, J. and Price, Gilbert J. (201X). The Chinchilla Local Fauna: an exceptionally rich and well-preserved Pliocene vertebrate assemblage from fluviatile deposits of south-eastern Queensland, Australia. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica xx (x): xxx–xxx.

Mahoney, J. A. and Ride, W. D. L. (1975). Index to the genera and species of fossil Mammalia described from Australia and New Guinea between 1838 and 1968. Western Australian Museum Special Publication 6: 1-250.

Murray, P., Megirian, D., Rich, T. H., Plane, M., Black, K., Archer, M., Hand, S. and Vickers-Rich, P. (2000). Morphology, systematics and evolution of the marsupial genus [i]Neohelos[/i] Stirton (Diprotodontidae, zygomaturinae). Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory Research Report 6(6): 1-141.

Price, G. J. and Piper, K. J. (2009). Gigantism of the Australian Diprotodon Owen 1838 (Marsupialia, Diprotodontoidea) through the Pleistocene. Journal of Quaternary Science 24(8): 1029-1038.

Rich, T. H. (1991). Monotremes, placentals, and marsupials: their record in Australia and its biases, pp. 893-1070. In: P. Vickers-Rich, J. M. Monaghan, R. F. Baird, and T. H. Rich, eds. Vertebrate Palaeontology of Australasia. Pioneer Design Studio and Monash University, Melbourne.

Wroe, S. and Mackness, B.S. (1998). Revision of the Pliocene dasyurid, Dasyurus dunmalli (Dasyuridae, Marsupialia). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 42: 605–612.

Wroe, S. and Mackness, B.S. (2000). Additional material of Dasyurus dunmalli from the Pliocene Chinchilla Local Fauna of Queensland and its phylogenetic implications. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 45: 641-645.


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