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Studies in Tasmanian mammals, living and extinct. No. XII. On certain Tasmanian Pleistocene marsupials.
Scott, Herbert Hedley (1924) Studies in Tasmanian mammals, living and extinct. No. XII. On certain Tasmanian Pleistocene marsupials. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 53-58. ISSN 0080-4703
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These notes clear up an apparent contradiction between
the writings Qf Lydekker (1889) and De Vis (1884). They explain
the real size of the Giant Wombat in terms of Professor
Owen's original conception of its dimensions, and show why
later workei"s, upon such remains, were naturally misled
(Scott, 1915). They supply some data respecting the Nototherian
animal called Nototherium tasmanicum, and add
to our knowledge of the variation in the premolars of the
species N. mitchelli. The notes have been culled from two
separate "finds" recently made at the Mowbray Swamp, and
are directly associated with the nml).es of Mr. and Mrs. K.
M. Harrisson and Mr. E.W.Reeman.
From tooth marks found upon one bone we again stress
the former existence in Tasn1ania of powerful carnivorous
animals, but to date of writing this, their remains have not
|Keywords:||Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania|
|Page Range:||pp. 53-58|
|Collections:||Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania|
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|Date Deposited:||30 Apr 2012 05:21|
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