Bone Cave (Pleistocene of Australia)

Also known as Wellington Caves

Where: New South Wales, Australia (32.6° S, 148.9° E: paleocoordinates 33.3° S, 148.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• post-Tertiary

Environment/lithology: cave; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: L. Dawson. 1985. Marsupial fossils from Wellington Caves, New South Wales; the historic and scientific significance of the collections in the Australian Museum, Sydney. Records of the Australian Museum 37(2):55-69 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 96019: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 06.05.2010, edited by Nicholas Visalden and Albert Garcia Selles

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Dasyuromorphia - Thylacinidae
Thylacinidae indet. Bonaparte 1838 thylacine
 Dasyuromorphia - Dasyuridae
Sarcophilus laniarius Owen 1838 Tasmanian devil
Dasyurus cf. viverinus quoll
or D. geoffroi
Dasyurus cf. maculatus Kerr 1792 tiger quoll
Sminthopsis cf. murina Waterhouse 1837 Slender-tailed dunnart
Phascogale sp. Temminck 1824 phascogale
Antechinus cf. flavipes Waterhouse 1838 Yellow-footed antechinus
or A. stuartii
 Diprotodontia - Palorchestidae
Palorchestes azeal diprotodont marsupial
 Diprotodontia - Vombatidae
Vombatidae indet. Burnett 1829 wombat
genus indet. sp. medius
Vombatus ursinus Shaw 1800 common wombat
subspecies mitchellii
 Diprotodontia - Diprotodontidae
Zygomaturus trilobus Macleay 1857 diprotodont marsupial
Diprotodon optatum Owen 1838 diprotodont marsupial
 Diprotodontia - Thylacoleonidae
Thylacoleo carnifex Owen 1859 diprotodont marsupial
 Diprotodontia - Potoroidae
Aepyprymnus rufescens Gray 1837 rufous rat-kangaroo
 Diprotodontia - Macropodidae
Macropodinae indet. Gray 1821 kangaroo
Macropus wellingtonensis n. sp. kangaroo
no differential diagnosis is given for the new species
Macropus rankeni n. sp. kangaroo
no differential diagnosis is given for the new species
Macropus sp. Shaw 1790 kangaroo
sp. I, II,
"Sthenurus (Sthenurus) atlas" = Macropus atlas Owen 1838 kangaroo
Petrogale cf. penicillata Gray 1827 Brush-tailed rock-wallaby
"Macropus robustus" = Macropus (Osphranter) robustus Gould 1841 eastern wallaroo
subspecies altus
"Macropus agilis" = Macropus (Notamacropus) agilis Gould 1842 agile wallaby
subspecies siva
Protemnodon brehus Owen 1874 kangaroo
Protemnodon anak Owen 1874 kangaroo
 Diprotodontia -
Troposodon minor Owen 1877 short-faced kangaroo
Procoptodon rapha Owen 1874 short-faced kangaroo
Simosthenurus pales2 De Vis 1895 short-faced kangaroo
Simosthenurus brachyselenis2 Prideaux and Wells 1997 short-faced kangaroo
Sthenurus (Simosthenurus) oreas short-faced kangaroo
Propleopus sp. Longman 1924 diprotodont marsupial
 Diprotodontia - Phalangeridae
Trichosurus cf. vulpecula Kerr 1792 common brushtail possum
 Peramelemorphia - Peramelidae
Isoodon cf. obesulus Shaw 1797 short-nosed bandicoot
Perameles cf. nasuta Geoffroy 1804 long-nosed bandicoot