Australian Museum Journal Note on the occurrence of the sand-rock containing bones of extinct species of marsupials (Emu, Kangaroo, Wombat, etc.,) on King Island, Bass Strait, Tasmania

Shortform:
Anderson, 1914, Rec. Aust. Mus. 10(9): 275–284
Author(s):
Anderson, William
Year published:
1914
Title:
Note on the occurrence of the sand-rock containing bones of extinct species of marsupials (Emu, Kangaroo, Wombat, etc.,) on King Island, Bass Strait, Tasmania
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
10
Issue:
9
Start page:
275
End page:
284
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.10.1914.903
Language:
English
Date published:
03 October 1914
Cover date:
03 October 1914
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
MAMMALIA: MARSUPIALIA
Digitized:
16 January 2009
Available online:
06 March 2009
Reference number:
903
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (69kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (776kb PDF)

Abstract

During a recent visit to King Island I was, through the kindness of Mr. J. M. Bowling, fortunate in being able to make a cursory examination of the deposits in which the bones of extinct species of Marsupials occur, and to obtain a small collection of the fossils which are now deposited in the Australian Museum, Sydney.

It has not previously been observed that the wind-blown sand forming the recent dunes is not the original matrix of the fossils. Hence this note...