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dc.contributor.authorLouys, Julien
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-10T02:33:18Z
dc.date.available2017-08-10T02:33:18Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn0311-5518
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/03115518.2015.1014737
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/343716
dc.description.abstractThe Chinchilla Local Fauna is one of the richest Pliocene vertebrate fossil assemblages in Australia. However, Vombatidae material preserved in the Chinchilla Sand is very poorly known, and no systematic examination of the wombats from Chinchilla has been conducted. Here I review the cranio-dental and mandibular wombat remains derived from Chinchilla. This material includes both adults and pouch-young specimens. At least five species of wombats are preserved in the fluviatile Chinchilla deposits, although a lack of stratigraphically controlled excavations makes it impossible to determine whether all five species were sympatric. Several wombat taxa are revised: Sedophascolomys gen. nov. is formally erected to replace the invalid ‘Phascolomys’; Vombatus mitchelli (Owen) is recognized as a species distinct from Vombatus ursinus (Shaw), and is recorded for the first time from Chinchilla. In addition to Vombatus mitchelli, the Chinchilla Sand also preserves evidence of Phascolonus gigas, Ramsayia magna, Ramsayia lemleyi and Sedophascolomys medius.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTaylor and Francis
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom394
dc.relation.ispartofpageto406
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAlcheringa: an Australasian journal of palaeontology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume39
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPalaeontology (incl. Palynology)
dc.subject.fieldofresearchGeology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEcology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEvolutionary Biology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode040308
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0403
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0602
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0603
dc.titleWombats (Vombatidae: Marsupialia) from the Pliocene Chinchilla Sand, southeast Queensland, Australia
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorLouys, Julien


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