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Prehistoric mammals of Australia and New Guinea

one hundred million years of evolution

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Published by UNSW Press in Sydney, NSW .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Australia.,
  • New Guinea.
    • Subjects:
    • Mammals, Fossil -- Australia.,
    • Mammals, Fossil -- New Guinea.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementJohn Long ... [et al.] ; reconstructions by Anne Musser.
      ContributionsLong, John A., 1957-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQE881 .P74 2002b
      The Physical Object
      Pagination244 p. :
      Number of Pages244
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3754014M
      ISBN 100868404357
      LC Control Number2003446694

      IF this book had been written fifty years ago, it would have been rather short. In , the fossil record of Australasian mammals consisted almost entirely of large-bodied taxa from a handful of Plio- Pleistocene localities (up to 5 million years old). Since then, our knowledge of Australasia's fossil mammals has increased exponentially, not only in the number of described taxa, but Author: DA Nipperess. The mammals of Australia have a rich fossil history, as well as a variety of extant mammalian species, dominated by the marsupials, but also including monotremes and marsupials evolved to fill specific ecological niches, and in many cases they are physically similar to the placental mammals in Eurasia and North America that occupy similar niches, a .

      Books. Archer M; Brammall J; Field J; Hand SJ; Hook C, , Australia's evolution: million years of change, Australian Museum, Sydney Long J; Archer M; Flannery TF; Hand SJ, , Prehistoric Mammals of Australia and New Guinea, Original, University of New South Wales Press, Kensington Archer M; Hand SJ; Godthelp H, , Australia’s Lost World, Indiana . Recently extinct mammals are any mammal that went extinct since the year C. E., as defined by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Since the year , roughly 80 mammal species have become extinct. Extinction of taxa is difficult to detect as long gaps without a sighting is not definitive, but before a threshold of 50 years without a .

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Hulitherium lived in montane rain forests and may have fed on s a marsupial analogue of the giant was one of New Guinea's largest mammals, standing at 1 m (3 ft) tall, close to 2 m (6 ft) long, and with an estimated weight of 75– kilograms (– lb).Flannery and Plane () suggested that because little had changed since the Late Family: †Diprotodontidae.