Wallabia vishnu De Vis, 1895



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: "Halmaturus" vishnu De Vis, 1895


Bartholomai (1966) designated a lectotype, while (Bartholomai, 1976) considered W. vishnu a synonym of the Pliocene W. indra, thus greatly extending its geological occurrence.


Conservation Status

Extinct or invalid

Last record: Late Pleistocene



Darling Downs (eastern), Queensland (south-eastern), Australia


Biology & Ecology










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:

Bartholomai, A. (1966). The type specimens of some of De Vis' species of Macropodidae. [i]Mem. Qd. Mus.[/i] [b]14[/b]:115-125. [designates a lectotype for W. vishnu]

Bartholomai, A. (1976). The genus Wallabia Trouessart (Marsupialia: Macropodidae) in the upper Cainozoic deposits of Queensland. Mem. Qd Mus. 17: 375-377.

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


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