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Developing a radiometrically-dated chronologic sequence for Neogene biotic change in Australia, from the Riversleigh World Heritage Area of Queensland
Abstract Radiometric U–Pb ages are presented for the Riversleigh World Heritage fossil mammal site in northwestern Queensland, Australia. The ages are determined on speleothems which are generallyExpand
The Rise of Australian Marsupials: A Synopsis of Biostratigraphic, Phylogenetic, Palaeoecologic and Palaeobiogeographic Understanding
The origins, evolution and palaeodiversity of Australia’s unique marsupial fauna are reviewed. Australia’s marsupial fauna is both taxonomically and ecologically diverse comprising four extant ordersExpand
The Evolutionary History and Diversity of Australian Mammals
The late Oligocene to middle Miocene record documents the highest levels of biodiversity known for the continent, comparabie to that which characterises the lowland rainforests of Borneo and Brazil, as well as dominated by bats and rhinolophoids. Expand
Current status of species-level representation in faunas from selected fossil localities in the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, northwestern Queensland
Current lists of species-level representation in faunas from 80 Cenozoic fossil localities at the Riversleigh World Heritage Area have been compiled by review of recorded occurrences of taxa obtainedExpand
Mammalian lineages and the biostratigraphy and biochronology of Cenozoic faunas from the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, Australia
Lineage zones within nine contemporaneous mammalian lineages represented in the Cenozoic fossil vertebrate record from the Riversleigh World Heritage Area in northern Australia are used to resolve aExpand
An evening bat (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) from the late Early Eocene of France, with comments on the antiquity of modern bats
The Prémontré bat exhibits a mosaic of plesiomorphic and apomorphic dental features, including the presence of three lower premolars, a single-rooted p3, short p4 with metaconid, myotodont lower molars and a tall coronoid process of the dentary, which suggests it is an early member of Vespertilionidae. Expand
Earliest Modern Bandicoot and Bilby (Marsupialia, Peramelidae, and Thylacomyidae) from the Miocene of the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, Northwestern Queensland, Australia
The phylogenetic analysis indicates that both species are part of crown-group Peramelemorphia, the oldest peramelid and thylacomyid from the middle Miocene of the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, northwestern Queensland. Expand
Maradidae: a new family of vombatomorphian marsupial from the late Oligocene of Riversleigh, northwestern Queensland
Although known from only a single dentary, Marada is assigned to a new family Maradidae, based on a unique combination of both plesiomorphic and apomorphic features, which is most similar to primitive wynyardiids and diprotodontoids. Expand
A new family of bizarre durophagous carnivorous marsupials from Miocene deposits in the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, northwestern Queensland
Phylogenetic analysis of 62 craniodental characters places Malleodectes within Dasyuromorphia albeit with weak support and without indication of specific relationships to any of the three established families (Dasyuridae, Myrmecobiidae and Thylacinidae). Expand