Appendix C – Superfamily Diprotodontoidea

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Back to Systematics and Palaeoecology of a Late Cenozoic Zygomaturine (Marsupialia, Diprotodontidae)

Diprotodontids are a diverse (22 genera, 39 species not including {New genus} {new species}) group of extinct marsupial megaherbivores that were common and widespread in Australian and New Guinean fossil deposits from the late Oligocene to the late Pleistocene.

Appendix C – Superfamily Diprotodontoidea – Genera And Species

Genus Species Author(s) Date Notes
Palorchestes azael Owen 1874
parvus De Vis 1895
painei Woodburne 1967b
selestiae Mackness 1995
anulus Black 1997
pickeringi Piper 2010
Propalorchestes novaculacephalus Murray 1986
ponticulus Murray 1990b
Ngapakaldia tedfordi Stirton 1967c
bonythoni 1967c
Pitikantia dailyi Stirton 1967c
Pyramios alcootense Woodburne 1967a
Meniscolophus mawsoni Stirton 1955
Euowenia grata De Vis 1887
Euryzygoma dunense De Vis 188?7?8
Diprotodon optatum Owen 1838
Kolopsis torus Woodburne 1967a
rotundus Plane 1967
yperus Murray, Megirian & Wells 1993 Synonymy with Zygomaturus gilli Stirton 1967b – Megirian et al. 1996
Zygomaturus trilobus Macleay 1858
gilli Stirton 1967b
keanei Stirton 1967b
Maokopia ronaldi Flannery 1992
Hulitherium tomasettii Flannery & Plane 1986
Kukaodonta robusta Mackness 2010
{New genus} {New species} ?2017 “Floraville Man”
Neohelos tirarensis Stirton 1967a
stirtoni Murray et al. 2000
solus Black et al. 2013 Also known as sp. A in Murray et al. (2000) and gadiyanga in Black (2008)
davidridei Black et al. 2013 Also known as sp. C in Murray et al. (2000) and gingari in Black (2008)
Nimbadon lavarackorum Hand et al. 1993
whitelawi
scottorrorum
Kolopsoides cultridens Plane 1967
Plaisiodon centralis Woodburne 1967a
Alkwertatherium webbi Murray 1990a
Silvabestius johnnilandi Black & Archer 1997
michaelbirti Black & Archer 1997
Raemeotherium yatkolai Rich et al. 1978
Nototherium inerme Owen 1845
watutense Anderson 1937

Notes:

  • Colour coding used: cyan family Palorchestidae; yellow subfamily diprotodontinae; green subfamily zygomaturinae; and puce stragglers.
  • Bolded name in the Species column is the genotypic species.
  • Link to paper provide in the Date column.
  • Genera and species within the red box are the focus of my research.

Appendix C – Superfamily Diprotodontoidea – References

  • Archer, M., 1984. The Australian marsupial radiation. Pp. 634-808, in: Archer, M. and Clayton, G. (eds), Vertebrate Zoogeography and Evolution in Australasia. Hesperian Press, Perth.
  • Black, K.H., 1997. A New Species of Palorchestidae (Marsupialia) from the Late Middle to Early Late Miocene Encore Local Fauna, Riversleigh, northwestern Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 41(2), 181–185.
  • Black, K.H., 2008. Diversity, phylogeny and biostratigraphy of Diprotodontoids (Marsupialia: Diprotodontidae, Palorchestidae) from the Riversleigh World Heritage Area. The University of New South Wales.
  • Black, K.H., Archer, M., 1997. Silvabestius gen. nov., a Primitive zygomaturine (Marsupialia, Diprotodontidae) from Riversleigh, northwestern Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 41(2), 193–208.
  • Black, K., Archer, M., Hand, S.J., Godthelp, H., 2013. Revision in the marsupial diprotodontid genus Neohelos: Systematics and biostratigraphy. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 58(4), 679–706.
  • Black, K.H., Mackness, B.S., 1999. Diversity and Relationship of Diprotodontoid Marsupials. Australian Mammalogy 21, 20–21.
  • De Vis, C.W., 1887. On an Extinct Mammal of a Genus Apparently New. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland IV, 99–106.
  • De Vis, C.W., 1895. A review of the fossil jaws of the Macropodidae in the Queensland Museum. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 10, 75–133.
  • Flannery, T.F., 1992. New Pleistocene marsupials (Macropodidae, Diprotodontidae) from subalpine habitats in Irian Jaya, Indonesia. Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Paleontology 16:4, 321–331.
  • Flannery, T.F., Plane, M., 1986. A new late Pleistocene diprotodontid (Marsupialia) from Pureni, Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Australia, Bulletin 10, 65–76.
  • Hand, S.J., Archer, M., Godthelp, H., Rich, T.H.V., Pledge, N.S., 1993. Nimbadon, a new genus and three new species of Tertiary zygomaturines (Marsupialia: Diprotodontidae) from northern Australia, with a reassessment of Neohelos. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 33(1), 193–210.
  • Mackness, B.S., 1995. Palorchestes selestiae, A new species of Palorchestid Marsupial from the Early Pliocene Bluff Downs Local Fauna, Northeastern Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 38(2), 603–609.
  • Mackness, B.S., 2010. On the identity of Euowenia robusta De Vis, 1891 with a description of a new zygomaturine genus. Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Paleontology 34:4, 455–469.
  • Megirian, D., Murray, P.F., Wells, R.T., 1996. The Late Miocene Ongeva Local Fauna of Central Australia. The Beagle, Records of the Northern Territory Museum of Arts and Science 13, 9–38.
  • Murray, P.F., 1986. Propalorchestes novaculacephalus gen. et sp. nov., A New Palorchestid (Diprotodontoidea: Marsupialia) from the Middle Miocene Camfield Beds, Northern Territory, Australia. The Beagle, Records of the Northern Territory Museum of Arts and Science 3(1), 195–211.
  • Murray, P.F., 1990a. Alkwertatherium webbi, a new Zygomaturine genus and species from the late miocene Alcoota Local Fauna, Northern Territory (Marsupialia: Diprotodontidae). The Beagle, Records of the Northern Territory Museum of Arts and Science 7(2), 53–80.
  • Murray, P.F., 1990b. Primitive marsupial tapirs (Propalorchestes novaculacephalus Murray and P. ponticulus sp. nov.) from the mid-Miocene of north Australia (Marsupialia: Palorchestidae). The Beagle, Records of the Northern Territory Museum of Arts and Science 7(2), 39–51.
  • Murray, P.F., Megirian, D., Rich, T.H.V., Plane, M., Vickers-Rich, P., 2000. Neohelos stirtoni, A New Species of Zygomaturinae (Diprotodonta: Marsupialia) from the Mid-tertiary of the Northern Territory, Australia. Records of the Queen Victoria Museum 105, 1–47.
  • Murray, P.F., Megirian, D., Wells, R.T., 1993. Kolopsis Yperus sp. nov. (Zygomaturinae, Marsupialia) from the Ongeva Local Fauna: New evidence for the age of the Alcoota fossil beds of Central Australia. The Beagle, Records of the Northern Territory Museum of Arts and Science 10(1), 155–172.
  • Owen, R., 1838. Report on fossils from Wellington Caves. Pp 359-366 in Mitchell, T. L. (ed), Three expeditions into the interior of eastern Austrlia, with description of the recently explored region of Australia Felix, and of the present colony of New South Wales. W. Boone, London 359–366.
  • Owen, R., 1874. On the Fossil Mammals of Australia. Part IX. Family Macropodidae; Genera Macropus, Pachysiagon, Leptosiagon, Procoptodon, and Palorchestes. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 164, 783–803.
  • Piper, K.J., 2010. A new species of Palorchestidae (Marsupialia) from the Pliocene and early Pleistocene of Victoria. Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Paleontology 30:S1, 281–294.
  • Plane, M.D., 1967. Two new Diprotodontids from the Pliocene Otibanda Formation, New Guinea, in: Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Australia, Bulletin. pp. 105–128.
  • Stirton, R.A., 1955. Late Tertiary Marsupials From South Australia. Records of the South Australian Museum 11, 247–268.
  • Stirton, R.A., 1967a. A Diprotodontid from the Miocene Kutjamarpu Fauna, South Australia, in: Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Australia, Bulletin 85. pp. 45–51.
  • Stirton, R.A., 1967b. New species of Zygomaturus and additional observations on Meniscolophus, Pliocene Palankarinna Fauna, South Australia, in: Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Australia, Bulletin 85. pp. 129–147.
  • Stirton, R.A., 1967c. The Diprotodontidae from the Ngakapaldi Fauna, South Australia, in: Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Australia, Bulletin 85. pp. 1–44.
  • Stirton, R.A., Woodburne, M.O., Plane, M.D., 1967. A phylogeny of the Tertiary Diprotodontidae and its significance in correlation, in: Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Australia, Bulletin 85. pp. 149–160.
  • Woodburne, M.O., 1967a. Three new Diprotodontids from the Tertiary of the Northern Territory, in: Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Australia, Bulletin 85. pp. 53–103.
  • Woodburne, M.O., 1967b. The Alcoota Fauna, Central Australia: An Integrated Palaeontological and Geological Study, in: Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Australia, Bulletin 87. pp. 1–187.