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Hidden in plain sight: reassessment of the pig-footed bandicoot, Chaeropus ecaudatus (Peramelemorphia, Chaeropodidae), with a description of a new species from central australia, and use of the
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Palaeontological data is used to reconstruct the pre-European distribution of the two species, C. ecaudatus and C. occidentalis, and review the ecological information known about these extinct taxa. Expand
Additional Specimens of the Oldest Wombat Rhizophascolonus Crowcrofti (Vombatidae; Marsupialia) from the Wipajiri Formation, South Australia: An Intermediate Morphology?
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Analysis of the structure and probable function of all three teeth leads to the hypothesis that R. crowcrofti was rhizophagous, the only described vombatid known to have had tooth roots, all others being hypselodont. Expand
New genus of primitive wombat (Vombatidae, Marsupialia) from Miocene deposits in the Riversleigh World Heritage Area (Queensland, Australia)
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A phylogenetic analysis incorporating the new genus of primitive wombat and using dental, cranial and postcranial characters as well as multiple outgroups indicates a sister relationship between the new taxon and R. crowcrofti relative to all other wombats. Expand
Reptile-like physiology in Early Jurassic stem-mammals
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Synchrotron X-ray imaging of incremental tooth cementum shows two Early Jurassic stem-mammals, Morganucodon and Kuehneotherium, had lifespans considerably longer than comparably sized living mammals, but similar to reptile-like physiology, and maximum metabolic rates increased evolutionarily before basal rates. Expand
A NEW SPECIES OF THE WOMBAT WARENDJA FROM LATE MIOCENE DEPOSITS AT RIVERSLEIGH, NORTH-WEST QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA
Abstract:  A new species of the plesiomorphic wombat Warendja is described. Warendja encorensis sp. nov., the second species to be attributed to this genus, is known from a single fossil localityExpand
A new species of Miocene wombat (Marsupialia, Vombatiformes) from Riversleigh, Queensland, Australia, and implications for the evolutionary history of the Vombatidae
A new species of wombat, Rhizophascolonus ngangaba sp. nov., is described from Miocene deposits at Riversleigh along with additional specimens of Rhizo-phascolonus crowcrofti, and some maxillary andExpand
Palaeontology, stratigraphy and sedimentology of Woodeaton Quarry (Oxfordshire) and a new microvertebrate site from the White Limestone Formation (Bathonian, Jurassic)
Abstract Woodeaton Quarry in Oxfordshire has previously yielded a number of large sauropod vertebrae and other (unpublished) dinosaur remains from a horizon in the Rutland Formation. No review of theExpand
New record of Warendja wakefieldi (Vombatidae; Marsupialia) from Wombeyan Caves, New South Wales
Brewer, P., June, 2007. New record of Warendja wakefieldi (Vombatidae; Marsupialia) from Wombeyan Caves, New South Wales. Alcheringa 31, 153‐171. ISSN 0311-5518. The plesiomorphic wombat, WarendjaExpand
A new family of diprotodontian marsupials from the latest Oligocene of Australia and the evolution of wombats, koalas, and their relatives (Vombatiformes)
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It is suggested that the highly derived vombatids evolved from wynyardiid-like ancestors, and that scratch-digging adaptations evolved in vombatoids prior to the appearance of the ever-growing (hypselodont) molars that are a characteristic feature of all post-Miocene vombatid species. Expand
Reptile-like physiology in Early Jurassic stem-mammals
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It is reported, using synchrotron X-ray tomographic imaging of incremental tooth cementum, that Morganucodon and Kuehneotherium had maximum lifespans considerably longer than comparably sized living mammals, but similar to those of reptiles, and so they likely had reptilian-level basal metabolic rates. Expand
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