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Studies in Tasmanian mammals, living and extinct. Number X. Giant wallaby.
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As is generally known, the animals called by Owen
Protemnodon anak, Protenmodon og, and in part also Sthenurus
atlas, now figure upon the lists as Macropus anak and
Sthenurus atlas. In the British Museum Catalogue of Fossil
Marsupials the late Richard Lydekker says at page 216:
"The following specimens include those referred by Owen to
"Protemnodon anak," and of the ten folios that follow, attention
is drawn to No. 38,753—a left ramus from Queensland
which Owen figured in Phil. Trans., 1874, plate 25, figs.
7 to 10. From the (recently acquired) material Mr. K. M.
Harrisson obtained at King Island, we select for description
a similar left ramus, that has no other skull associates, but
supplies us with various parts of the skeleton. The premolar
is missing, and the last molar has been badly mutilated,
but the fangs of both broken teeth supply useful data.
|Keywords:||Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania|
|Page Range:||pp. 6-8|
|Collections:||Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania|
In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania.
|Date Deposited:||30 Nov 2012 03:31|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2014 04:45|
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