Primitive macropodids from riversleigh, northwestern queensland

Cooke B.N. (1992) Primitive macropodids from riversleigh, northwestern queensland. Alcheringa, 16 3: 201-217. doi:10.1080/03115519208619119


Author Cooke B.N.
Title Primitive macropodids from riversleigh, northwestern queensland
Journal name Alcheringa   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1752-0754
Publication date 1992-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/03115519208619119
Open Access Status
Volume 16
Issue 3
Start page 201
End page 217
Total pages 17
Subject 1911 Palaeontology
1105 Dentistry
Abstract Three new species of macropodids, Ganawamaya acris gen. et sp. nov., G. omala sp. nov., and G. aediculis sp. nov., are described from the Early to Mid Miocene limestone deposits of Riversleigh, northwestern Queensland. Ii morphology is similar to that reported in undescribed species from the Kutjumarpu Local Fauna and may represent a synapomorphy for Balbarinae. Molar morphology of the species of Ganawamaya is intermediate between that of the kncwn species of Nambaroo and those of Balbaroo. Deep penetration of the masseteric canal within the mandible, as seen in G. acris and G. aediculis and now known to occur in other Riversleigh balbarine species, is suggested as a potential macropodoid synapomorphy.
Keyword Balbarinae
Balbarine
Macropodid
Macropodidae
Macropodinae
Macropodine
Macropodoid
Macropodoidea
Masseteric canal
Miocene
Potoroid
Potoroidae
Premolar morphology
Riversleigh
Sthenurinae
Sthenurine
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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