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A diverse Pleistocene marsupial trackway assemblage from the Victorian Volcanic Plains, Australia

Carey, Stephen P.; Camens, Aaron B.; Cupper, Matthew; Grun, Rainer; Hellstrom, John Charles; McKnight, Stafford W.; Mclennan, Iain; Pickering, David A.; Trusler, Peter; Aubert, Maxime


A diverse assemblage of late Pleistocene marsupial trackways on a lake bed in south-western Victoria provides the first information relating to the gaits and morphology of several megafaunal species, and represents the most speciose and best preserved megafaunal footprint site in Australia. The 60-110 ka volcaniclastic lacustrine sedimentary rocks preserve trackways of the diprotodontid Diprotodon optatum, a macropodid (probably Protemnodon sp.) and a large vombatid (perhaps Ramsayia magna or...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Quaternary Science Reviews
DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2010.11.021


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