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A note on "Palorchestes," as a Tasmanian Pleistocene genus

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Scott, Herbert Hedley (1915) A note on "Palorchestes," as a Tasmanian Pleistocene genus. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 100-101.

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Abstract

Through the kindness of my friend, Mr. K. M. Harrisson,
of Smithton, I received on September 18th, 1915,
a small packet of pleistocene fossils from the Mowbray
Swamp. These included some Nototherian teeth, previously
obtained, and a kangaroo's upper jaw, recently discovered
by Mr. T. Edwards. As this latter adds a new
genus to Tasmanian Palaeontology, I herewith record the
fact of its occurrence. The specimen is generically typical of Prof. Owen's
genus "Palorchestes," a gigantic kangaroo, computed to
have had a skull over sixteen inches long, or exactly double
the size of the existing "Forester."

Item Type: Article
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. 100-101
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information:

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: 27 May 2013 02:00
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 00:59
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