Keilor Cranium (Pleistocene of Australia)

Where: Victoria, Australia (35.7° S, 144.8° E: paleocoordinates 35.7° S, 144.8° E)

When: D Clay Formation, Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

• The age of the "D Clay" has yet to be established, although it is certainly late Pleistocene in age and probably in the order of 25,000-40,000 yr B.P. (J. M. pers. comm.). The material described here as the Dry Creek Local Fauna was col- lected from the "D Clay".

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; claystone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: L. G. Marshall. 1974. Late Pleistocene mammals from the "Keilor cranium site," southern Victoria, Australia. Memoirs of the National Museum of Victoria 35:63-86 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 197269: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Nathan Labell on 29.10.2018, edited by Mark Uhen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Dasyuromorphia - Thylacinidae
Thylacinus cynocephalus Harris 1808 thylacine
 Dasyuromorphia - Dasyuridae
Sarcophilus laniarius Owen 1838 Tasmanian devil
 Diprotodontia - Vombatidae
Vombatus ursinus Shaw 1800 common wombat
 Diprotodontia - Diprotodontidae
Diprotodontidae indet. Gill 1872 diprotodont marsupial
Zygomaturus trilobus Macleay 1857 diprotodont marsupial
 Diprotodontia - Thylacoleonidae
Thylacoleo carnifex Owen 1859 diprotodont marsupial
 Diprotodontia - Macropodidae
"Macropus cf. ferragus" = Macropus (Macropus) ferragus Owen 1874 kangaroo
"Macropus titan" = Macropus (Macropus) giganteus Shaw 1790 eastern grey kangaroo
"Macropus agilis" = Macropus (Notamacropus) agilis Gould 1842 agile wallaby
Protemnodon sp. Owen 1874 kangaroo
Protemnodon brehus Owen 1874 kangaroo
Protemnodon anak Owen 1874 kangaroo
 Peramelemorphia - Peramelidae
Perameles nasuta Geoffroy 1804 long-nosed bandicoot