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Studies in Tasmanian mammals, living and extinct. No. XII. On certain Tasmanian Pleistocene marsupials.

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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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Abstract

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 been recovered.

Item Type: Article
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
ISSN: 0080-4703
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2012 05:21
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:30
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/13012
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