McEachern's Cave (Pleistocene of Australia)

Also known as near Nelson

Where: Victoria, Australia (38.0° S, 141.0° E: paleocoordinates 38.7° S, 140.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: South Australian Museum (SAM)

Primary reference: J. H. Hope and H. E. Wilkinson. 1982. Warendja wakefieldi, a new genus of wombat (Maruspialia , Vombatidae) from Pleistocene sediments in McEacherns Cave, western Victoria. Memoirs of the National Museum of Victoria 43:109-120 [J. Alroy/A. Garcia Selles]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 136221: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Albert Garcia Selles on 23.11.2012

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Monotremata - Tachyglossidae
 Rodentia - Muridae
Rattus sp. Fischer 1803 rat
 Rodentia -
Pseudomys sp. Gray 1832 Australian mouse
 Diprotodontia - Phascolarctidae
Phascolarctos sp. de Blainville 1816 koala
 Diprotodontia - Vombatidae
Vombatus cf. ursinus Shaw 1800 common wombat
Warendja wakefieldi1 Hope and Wilkinson 1982 wombat
 Diprotodontia - Pseudocheiridae
Pseudocheirus sp. Ogilby 1837 ring-tailed possum
 Diprotodontia - Macropodidae
"Macropus cf. giganteus" = Macropus (Macropus) giganteus
"Macropus cf. giganteus" = Macropus (Macropus) giganteus Shaw 1790 eastern grey kangaroo
 Diprotodontia - Potoroinae
Bettongia sp. Gray 1837 bettong
Potorous tridactylus Kerr 1792 long-nosed potoroo
 Diprotodontia -
Metasthenurus newtonae2 Prideaux 2000 short-faced kangaroo
Simosthenurus maddocki Wells and Murray 1979 short-faced kangaroo
Simosthenurus occidentalis2 Glauert 1910 short-faced kangaroo
Procoptodon gilli Merriless 1965 short-faced kangaroo
Procoptodon browneorum2 Merriless 1968 short-faced kangaroo
 Diprotodontia - Phalangeridae
Trichosurus sp. Lesson 1828 brushtail possum
 Diprotodontia - Thylacoleonidae
Thylacoleo carnifex Owen 1859 diprotodont marsupial
 Peramelemorphia - Peramelidae
Perameles sp. Geoffroy 1804 long-nosed bandicoot
 Dasyuromorphia - Dasyuridae
Sarcophilus sp. Cuvier 1837 Tasmanian devil
Dasyurus cf. geoffroii Gould 1840 quoll
Dasyurus maculatus Kerr 1792 tiger quoll
Antechinus sp. Macleay 1841 antechinus
 Dasyuromorphia - Thylacinidae
Thylacinus cynocephalus Harris 1808 thylacine