Macropus agilis siva De Vis, 1895



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Halmaturus siva De Vis, 1895; Macropus siva De Vis, 1895


Conservation Status


Last record: Late Pleistocene





Biology & Ecology




QMF44638 ("I1")

QMF44655 ("dentary")

QMF44656 ("maxillary fragments")

QMF44657 ("maxillary fragments")

UCMP 45174 (Dawson, 1985:66)






Original scientific description:

De Vis, Charles W. (1895). A review of the fossil jaws of the Macropodidae in the Queensland Museum. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 10: 75-133.


Other references:

Archer, Michael "Mike". (1978). Quaternary vertebrate faunas from the Texas Caves of southeastern Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 19(1): 61-109.

Bartholomai, A. (1975). The genus Macropus Shaw (Marsupialia; Macropodidae) in the upper Cainozoic deposits of Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 17: 195-235.

Bartholomai, Alan. (1977). The fossil vertebrate fauna from Pleistocene deposits at Cement Mills, Gore, Southeastern Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 18(1): 41-51.

Dawson, Lyndall. (1985). Marsupial fossils from Wellington Caves, New South Wales; the historic and scientific significance of the collections in the Australia Museum, Sydney. Records of the Australian Museum 37(2): 55-69.

Dawson, L., and T. F. Flannery. (1985). Taxonomic and phylogenetic status of living and fossil kangaroos and wallabies of the genus Macropus Shaw (Macropodidae: Marsupialia), with a new subgeneric name for the larger wallabies. Australian Journal of Zoology 33: 473-498.

Flannery, Timothy F. and Gott, B. (1984). The Spring Creek locality, southwestern Victoria, a late surviving megafaunal assemblage. Australian Zoologist 21: 385-422.

Gorter, J. D. (1977). Fossil marsupials from the Douglas Cave, near Stuart town, New South Wales. Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales 110: 139-145.

Hocknull, Scott A. (2005). Ecological succession during the late Cainozoic of central eastern Queensland: extinction of adiverse rainforest community. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 51(1): 39-122. [automatic download]

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.

Marshall, L. G. (1973). Fossil vertebrate faunas from the Lake Victoria region, S.W. New South Wales, Australia. Memoirs of the National Museum of Victoria 34: 151-172.

Marshall, L. G. (1974). Late Pleistocene mammals from the 'Keilor Cranium Site', southwestern Victoria, Australia. Memoirs of the National Museum of Victoria 35: 63-85.

Marshall, L. G. and Corruccini, R. S. (1978). Variability, evolutionary rates, and allometry in dwarfing lineages. Paleobiology 4: 101-119. [Abstract]

Price, Gilbert J. and Sobbe, I. H. (2005). Pleistocene palaeoecology and environmental change on the Darling Downs, southeastern Queensland, Australia. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 51(1): 171-201. [subfossil remains from Darling Downs, Queensland]

Wakefield, Norman A. (1963). Sub-fossils from Mount Hamilton, Victoria. The Victorian Naturalist 79(11): 323-330.

White, J. Peter and Flannery, Tim. (1995). Late Pleistocene fauna at Spring Creek, Victoria: A re-evaluation. Australian Archaeology 40: 13-17. [link to pdf copy at bottom of the page]

Young, William G., Stevens, Michael and Jupp, Robert. (1990). Tooth wear and enamel structure in the mandibular incisors of six species of kangaroo (Marsupialia: Macropodinae). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum (Proceedings of the De Vis symposium) 28(1): 337-347.


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