Mitchell Cave (Pliocene to of Australia)

Also known as Wellington Caves

Where: New South Wales, Australia (32.6° S, 148.9° E: paleocoordinates 34.7° S, 148.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Pliocene to Pliocene (5.3 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by Thomas L. Mitchell in 1830; reposited in the BMNH, UCMP

• Australian Museus (AM)

Primary reference: G. J. Prideaux. 2004. Systematics and evolution of the sthenurine kangaroos. In S. W. Awramik, A. Barnosky, J. A. Doyle, M. L. Droser, P. M. Sadler (eds.), UC Publications in Geological Sciences, University of California Press 146:1-623 [G. Prideaux/G. Gully/T. Liebrecht]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 135895: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Albert Garcia Selles on 12.11.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Diprotodontia - Macropodidae
"Sthenurus atlas" = Macropus atlas
"Sthenurus atlas" = Macropus atlas Owen 1838 kangaroo
 Diprotodontia -
Sthenurus andersoni Marcus 1962 short-faced kangaroo
Procoptodon pusio Owen 1874 short-faced kangaroo
Procoptodon rapha Owen 1874 short-faced kangaroo