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Description of a New Genus and Species of Fossil Rodent from Australia
Martinez R. Carlos and William Z. Lidicker, Jr.
Journal of Mammalogy
Vol. 52, No. 4 (Nov., 1971), pp. 775-781
Published by: American Society of Mammalogists
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1378925
Page Count: 7
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A new genus and species of late Pleistocene rodent is described from a cave deposit in eastern Australia. The description is based on an unusually well-preserved holotype and five paratypes belonging to the murid subfamily Pseudomyinae. This material represents a taxon intermediate between the extant genera Pseudomys and Leporillus; comments are made on the phylogenetic implications of this discovery.
Journal of Mammalogy © 1971 American Society of Mammalogists