Abstract

Collecting at the Pliocene Awe fauna type locality (Plane 1967) on the west bank of the Watut River, in the Morobe District of Papua New Guinea during 1962 and 1963 produced a number of fine mandibles and maxillae of Protemnodon otibandus. Although these were the highlights of the collecting in this quarry the bulk of the collection were isolated teeth of P. otibandus, Kolopsoides cultridens and lesser number of Kolopsis rotundus. Among the collection a half tooth passed unnoticed during the sorting and subsequent study of the fauna. This tooth has now, thanks to L. Marshall of the Department of Palaeontology, University of California, Berkley, been brought to my attention. It is the posterior half of a Thylacinus lower second premolar. The specimen documents the earliest record of this genus beyond the mainland of Australia.
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Date (publication)

1976-01-01T00:00:00

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80868 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/80868/

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PNG
Earth Sciences

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