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Scott, Herbert Hedley (1925) Tasmanian giant marsupials. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 1-4. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

H. H. Scott, Curator of Launceston Museum and Clive E Lord, F.L.S., Director of the Tasmanian Museum, Hobart. In the years 1870 to 1884 Professor 0. C. Marsh created a new Order for the reception of certain fossil mammalian remains, which he designated (Marsh, 1884) Dinocerata. This Order included the extinct creatures now called Titanotherium robustum and Tinoceras ingens, as well as others that need not here detain us. The sifting processes of modern taxonoxny have necessitated the removal of the two creatures named, and their separation into distinct Sub-orders (of the Order Ungulata). Sub-order Titanotheriidae, of which Titanotherium robustum is typical, and Sub-order Amblypoda, which not only contains Tinoceras ingens, but also the European extinct ungulates known as Coryphodon and their American allies.

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. 1-4
ISSN: 0080-4703
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 24 May 2012 06:39
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:30
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/13027
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