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Palorchestes parvus De Vis, 1895

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Extinct

Last record: Late Pleistocene

 

Distribution

Australia

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

F30645 (Dawson, 1985:66)

F30646 (Dawson, 1985:66)

 

Media

 

 

References

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: 74-134.

 

Other references:

Bartholomai, A. (1975). The genus Macropus Shaw (Marsupialia: Macropodidae) in the Upper Cainozoic deposits of Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 17: 373-377.

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.

Flannery, Timothy F. and Archer, M. (1985). Palorchestes Owen, 1874. Large and small palorchestids, pp. 234-239 in Rich, P.V. and van Tets, G.F. (eds) Kadimakara. Extinct vertebrates of Australia. Lilydale, Victoria: Pioneer Design Studio.

Hocknull, Scott A. (2005a). 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]

Price, Gilbert J. et al. (2011). Dating megafaunal extinction on the Pleistocene Darling Downs, eastern Australia: The promise and pitfalls of dating as a test of extinction hypotheses. Quat. Sci. Rev. 30(7-8): 899-914.

Richards HL, Wells RT, Evans AR, Fitzgerald EMG, Adams JW (2019) The extraordinary osteology and functional morphology of the limbs in Palorchestidae, a family of strange extinct marsupial giants. PLoS ONE 14(9): e0221824.

Taçon, Paul S. C. and Webb, Steve. (2017). Art and megafauna in the Top End of the Northern Territory, Australia: Illusion or reality?, pp. 145-161. In: David, Bruno et al. (eds.). Terra Australis 47. Acton, A.C.T.: ANU Press. xxvi + 499 pp.

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