Studies in Tasmanian mammals, living and extinct. Number V. Zaglossus harrissoni, Sp.nov.
Scott, Herbert Hedley and Lord, Clive Errol (1921) Studies in Tasmanian mammals, living and extinct. Number V. Zaglossus harrissoni, Sp.nov. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania . pp. 13-15.
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Among some fossil bones recently recovered by Mr. K.
M. Harrisson, from a swamp upon King Island, we have
found evidence of a giant Ant Eater, that exceeded very
considerably in point of size the modern Monotreme. The
evidence is furnished to us in the form of a nearly perfect
right femur, and a very small portion of the proximal end
of a humerus. We fortunately possess several femora of
the modern animals, collected by Mr. L. L. Waterhouse in
January, 1916, during a visit to King Island upon Geological
Survey Work, and are therefore enabled to make a direct
comparison between the Pleistocene, and the more recent
Monotremes of that locality. Includes illustrative plate.
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