Hulitherium tomasettii Flannery & Plane, 1986

Marsupial panda



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: Late Pleistocene



Pureni, New Guinea


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Flannery, Timothy F. and Plane, M. (1986). A new late Pleistocene diprotodontid (Marsupialia) from Pureni, Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea. Bur. Min. Res. J. Aust. Geol. Geophys. 10: 65-76.


Other references:

Black, K. (2008). Diversity, Phylogeny and Biostatigraphy of Diprotodontoids (Marsupialia: Diprotodontidae, Palorchestidae) from the Riversleigh World Heritage Area. University of New South Wales. Unpublished thesis.

Flannery, Timothy F. (1987). The mountain diprotodontid Hulitherium tomasettii, pp. 65-67. In: Hand, S. and Archer, M. (eds.). The Antipodean Ark. North Ryde: Angus and Robertson.

Flannery, Timothy F. (1994). The fossil land mammal record of New Guinea: A review. Science in New Guinea 20: 39-48.

Flannery, Timothy F. (1995). Mammals of New Guinea. 2nd ed. Chatswood, N.S.W.: Reed Books.

Menzies J. I. and Ballard, C. (1994). Some new records of Pleistocene megafauna from New Guinea. Sci. New Guinea 20: 113-139.

Murray, Peter F. (1992). The smallest New Guinea zygomaturines derived dwarfs or relict plesiomorphs? Beagle: The Records of the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory 9: 89-110. [Abstract]

Sutton, Alice, Mountain, Mary-Jane, Aplin, Ken, Bulmer, Susan and Denham, Tim. (2009). Archaeozoological records for the highlands of New Guinea: A review of current evidence. Australian Archaeology 69: 41-58.


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