A NEW SPECIES OF WALLABIA (MACROPODINAE MARSUPIALIA FROM PLEISTOCENE DEPOSITS IN MAMMOTH CAVE, SOUTHWESTERN WESTERN AUSTRALIA.

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Abstract: Wallabia kitcheneri sp. novo is described. Thus far it is known only from cranial and dental remains which have been recovered from Pleistocene deposits in Mammoth Cave, southwestern Western Austraila. Wallabia kitcheneriis a rare element in the Mammoth Cave fauna, which seems to have been derived largely from a relatively mesic environment similar to that existing in southwestern Australia today. By inference, W. kitcheneri probably inhabited such an environment The nearest relative of W. kitcheneri is probably W. indra De Vis, of the late Cenozoic of Queensland.

Author(s) FLANNERY, T.F. : Part 3
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