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The Yule Island Fauna and the Origin of Tropical Northern Australian Echinoid (Echinodermata) Faunas

Lindley, Ian


Systematic description of the rich Lower Pliocene echinoid fauna from Yule Island, Papua New Guinea, and recently available palaeogeographic data from onshore Papua, the Gulf of Papua and Torres Strait have provided new insights into the origins of the extant tropical northern Australian echinoid fauna. Previous studies of echinoderm origins, hindered by a lack of fossil evidence, concluded that tropical northern Australian echinoderms were derived predominantly by Recent migrations from East...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales


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