Middle Miocene kangaroos ( Macropodoidea: Marsupiala) from three localities in northern Australia, with a description of two new subfamilies.

T. F. Flannery, M. Archer, M. Plane

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Abstract

The middle Miocene macropodoids of the Riversleigh, Bullock Creek, and Kangaroo Well local faunas are the oldest recorded assemblages of kangaroos. Five new species are described, Bulungamaya delicata n. gen. and sp., is placed with Wubularoo naughtoni Archer, 1979 in the new potoroid subfamily Bulungamayinae. Gumardee pascuali n. gen. is placed within the Potoroinae, Balbaroo camfieldensis n. gen. and sp. and B. gregoriensis n. sp. are placed in a new macropodid subfamily, the Balbarinae. Galanarla tessellata n. gen. and sp. is placed in the Macropodidae. A radical transition in the dominant kinds of macropodoids apparently took place between the middle and late Miocene.-from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)287-302
Number of pages16
JournalBMR Journal of Australian Geology & Geophysics
Volume7
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1982

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