Wombat Cave (Pleistocene of Australia)

Also known as 5U58, Naracoorte

Where: South Australia, Australia (37.1° S, 140.8° E: paleocoordinates 37.8° S, 140.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Southern Australia Museum (SAM)

•Flinders University (FU)

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 136773: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Albert Garcia Selles on 04.12.2012, edited by Torsten Liebrecht

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Taxonomic list

• The single occurence of Sthenurus andersoni originally entered in collection no. 136076 (named “Womat Cave”) was transferred to here because it is the same locality (see Prideaux, 2004 p. 34).
 Diprotodontia -
Sthenurus andersoni Marcus 1962 short-faced kangaroo
Procoptodon gilli Merriless 1965 short-faced kangaroo
Procoptodon browneorum Merriless 1968 short-faced kangaroo