Australian Museum Journal A new species of Thylogale (Marsupialia: Macropodidae) from Mapala Rock Shelter, Jaya (Carstensz) Mountains, Irian Jaya (western New Guinea), Indonesia

Shortform:
Hope, 1981, Rec. Aust. Mus. 33(8): 369–387
Author(s):
Hope, J. H.
Year published:
1981
Title:
A new species of Thylogale (Marsupialia: Macropodidae) from Mapala Rock Shelter, Jaya (Carstensz) Mountains, Irian Jaya (western New Guinea), Indonesia
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
33
Issue:
8
Start page:
369
End page:
387
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.33.1981.273
Language:
English
Date published:
28 February 1981
Cover date:
28 February 1981
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
MAMMALIA: MARSUPIALIA; TAXONOMY; NEW GUINEA; INDONESIA
Digitized:
12 January 2008
Available online:
02 March 2009
Reference number:
273
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (132kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (2112kb PDF)

Abstract

A new species of Thylogale (Marsupialia: Macropodidae) has been described on material from an archaeological deposit in Mapala rock shelter, situated at 3996 m in the Jaya Mountains, Irian Jaya, Indonesia. The remains of Thylogale brunii and several other mammal species are also present. The faunal material lies above a level dated at 5440±130 BP, but the present status of either species of Thylogale in montane western New Guinea is unknown.