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Watutia novaeguineae

Mammalia - Diprotodontia - Macropodidae

Taxonomy
Watutia novaeguineae was named by Flannery et al. (1989). Its type specimen is GMK52950, a maxilla (left maxillary fragment containing P3, M2-5), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Watut River, which is in a Pliocene fluvial-lacustrine siliciclastic/tuff in the Otibanda Formation of Papua New Guinea. It is the type species of Watutia.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1989Watutia novaeguineae Flannery et al. pp. 146-149 fig. 1

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
RankNameAuthor
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
Theriamorpha(Rowe 1993)
Theriiformes(Rowe 1988)
Trechnotheria
Cladotheria
Boreosphenida()
subclassTheria
subclassMetatheria()
Marsupialia()
AustralidelphiaSzalay 1982
orderDiprotodontiaOwen 1866
familyMacropodidae
subfamilyMacropodinae
genusWatutia
speciesnovaeguineae

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: saltatorialf
Diet: herbivoref
Reproduction: viviparoussubc
Created: 2005-06-08 10:11:09
Modified: 2012-05-14 22:34:32
Source: f = family, subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Nowak 1991, Lillegraven 1979, Carroll 1988, Hopson 1973, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: Late/Upper Pliocene or 3.60000 to 2.58800 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Pliocene3.6 - 2.588Papua New Guinea (Morobe) Watutia novaeguineae (type locality: 36266)