Australian Museum Journal Palaeontological notes no. II. Meiolania platyceps Owen and Varanus (Megalania) priscus (Owen)

Shortform:
Anderson, 1930, Rec. Aust. Mus. 17(7): 309–316
Author(s):
Anderson, C.
Year published:
1930
Title:
Palaeontological notes no. II. Meiolania platyceps Owen and Varanus (Megalania) priscus (Owen)
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
17
Issue:
7
Start page:
309
End page:
316
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.17.1930.768
Language:
English
Plates:
plates xlvii–li
Date published:
20 February 1930
Cover date:
20 February 1930
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Digitized:
03 July 2009
Available online:
19 October 2009
Reference number:
768
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (131kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (2248kb PDF)

Abstract

Limb bones of Meiolania platyceps Owen. Since a description of this extinct chelonian was published in these Records, additional specimens have been secured at Lord Howe Island by the efforts of my colleague, Mr. E. Le G. Troughton, and Messrs. Baxter, Hines, and Nicholls, residents of the island. These afford further evidence regarding its structure and mode of life, for, fortunately, some of the bones were found associated in such a manner that one is justified in regarding them as belonging to one and the same individual. Thus, for the first time it is possible to draw conclusions as to the relative proportions of the limb bones.

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