Australian Museum Journal A new species of Ring-tailed Phalanger (Ps. laniginosus group) from the Bunya Mountains, S.E. Queensland

Shortform:
Troughton and Le Souef, 1929, Rec. Aust. Mus. 17(6): 291–296
Author(s):
Troughton, Ellis Le G.; Le Souef, A. S.
Year published:
1929
Title:
A new species of Ring-tailed Phalanger (Ps. laniginosus group) from the Bunya Mountains, S.E. Queensland
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
17
Issue:
6
Start page:
291
End page:
296
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.17.1929.766
Language:
English
Plates:
plate xlv
Date published:
28 November 1929
Cover date:
28 November 1929
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Digitized:
02 July 2009
Available online:
19 October 2009
Reference number:
766
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (118kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (893kb PDF)

Abstract

After the 1919 annual meeting of the Royal Australasian Ornithologists' Union in Brisbane an excursion was made, from the 1st to 8th October, to the Bunya Range portion of the Great Divide, an excellent account of which was written by Mr. A. H. Chisholm. Travelling 153 miles by train from Brisbane, via Toowoomba, to Dalby, which is the nearest point of importance to the range, the party traversed another thirty miles of plain country to the dry forests of the foothills, finally climbing some three miles along a scant and rocky trail winding through uninviting forest country to the camp situated "over 3,000 feet above sea-level." The camp was pitched at the northern base of the Mt. Mowbullan peak, which attains 3,700 feet and is said to be "very little lower than the highest peak of the Macpherson Range"; the actual site was in one of the perfectly open park-like stretches of country, described as being remarkably characteristic of the Bunya Range and as occurring "strangely, right in the middle of great stretches of jungle... with, overall, the statuesque forms of the Bunya pines."