Australian Museum Journal On further traces of Meiolania in N. S. Wales

Shortform:
Etheridge, 1893, Rec. Aust. Mus. 2(4): 39–41
Author(s):
Etheridge, R.
Year published:
1893
Title:
On further traces of Meiolania in N. S. Wales
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
2
Issue:
4
Start page:
39
End page:
41
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.2.1893.1188
Language:
English
Date published:
28 February 1893
Cover date:
28 February 1893
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Digitized:
11 September 2009
Reference number:
1188
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EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (90kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (371kb PDF)

Abstract

In 1889 I described the first, and so far the only remains of this remarkable genus discovered in N. S. Wales, from the Canadian Lead, Gulgong, The fossils consisted of a small horn-core, greater part of a caudal vertebra, and two annular segments of the tailsheath. Irrespective of the interest attached to the extended geographical distribution, lies the fact of the much more important geological range, perhaps even indicating a distinct species of the animal.

Evidence is now to hand, in the form of two horn-cores, of the existence of Meiolania in the superficial deposits near Coolah. The specimens form part of a small collection, consisting of bones of Diprotodon, Phascolonus, Procoptodon, &c., lately presented by Mr. J. McMaster, of Coolah.

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