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Mid-Tertiary Thylacoleonidae (Marsupialia, Mammalia)
W. A. Clemens and M. Plane
Journal of Paleontology
Vol. 48, No. 4 (Jul., 1974), pp. 652-660
Published by: SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1303216
Page Count: 9
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Fossils recovered from the Wipajiri Formation in northeastern South Australia, and the Camfield Beds of northcentral Northern Territory, Australia, document two previously unknown taxa of the Thylacoleonidae, Marsupialia. Wakaleo oldfieldi n. gen., n. sp., a member of the Kutjamarpu local fauna, and W. vanderleueri n. sp., a member of the Bullock Creek local fauna, demonstrate that the evolution of the Thylacoleonidae was well underway by the middle of the Tertiary.
Journal of Paleontology © 1974 SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology