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Alcoota Fauna, Central Australia

Michael O. Woodburne

Alcoota Fauna, Central Australia

an integrated palaeontological and geological study

by Michael O. Woodburne

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Published by Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics] in [Canberra .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Paleontology,
  • Australia,
  • Alcoota Region.
    • Subjects:
    • Vertebrates, Fossil -- Australia -- Alcoota Region.,
    • Paleontology -- Australia -- Alcoota Region.,
    • Paleontology -- Tertiary.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 172-174.

      Statementby Michael O. Woodburne.
      SeriesAustralia. Dept. of National Development. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics. Bulletin 87, Bulletin (Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics) ;, 87.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQE340 .A39 no. 87
      The Physical Object
      Paginationix, 187 p.
      Number of Pages187
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4617032M
      LC Control Number77400926

      New craniodental remains of Thylacinus potens (Dasyuromorphia: Thylacinidae), a carnivorous marsupial from the late Miocene Alcoota Local Fauna of central A preview of the PDF is not.   The view from Cow Pat Hill: The ‘demon duck of doom’, giant crocodiles and more in central Australia "As the place began to dry out, the one source of .

      ALCOOTA FOSSIL BEDS – are an important paleontological site located on Alcoota Station in Central Australia, km north-east of Alice Springs. It is notable for the occurrence of well-preserved, rare, Miocene vertebrate fossils, which provide evidence of the evolution of the Northern Territory’s fauna and climate. The Alcoota Fossil Beds. EDITORIAL PREFACE. Handbooks ofthe Flora and Fauna of South Australia, issued bythe British Science Guild (South Australian Branch)~ Reeognising the n~ed for a wider diffusion of accurate knowledge of our Flora and Fauna, the Guild has undertaken the issue of Cl series of handbooks.

      Most of Australia’s flora and fauna have their origins in Gondwana, which broke up about million years ago. Australia separated from Antarctica 50 million years ago. As it drifted away from the southern polar region, its climate became warmer and drier and new species of plants and animals evolved and came to dominate the landscape. Megafauna Central - Museum and Art Gallery of NT, Alice Springs: See 34 reviews, articles, and 38 photos of Megafauna Central - Museum and Art Gallery of NT, ranked No on Tripadvisor among 68 attractions in Alice Springs TripAdvisor reviews.


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Alcoota Fauna, Central Australia by Michael O. Woodburne Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Alcoota Fauna, Central Australia;: An integrated palaeontological and geological study, (Australia. Dept. of National Development. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics.

Bulletin 87) Paperback – January 1, Author: Michael O Woodburne. The Alcoota Fossil Beds are an important paleontological site in the Northern Territory of Australia located on Alcoota Station in the locality of Anmatjere about kilometres (71 mi) north-east of Alice Springs in the Alcoota Fauna Australia region.

It is notable for the occurrence of well-preserved, rare, Miocene vertebrate fossils, which provide evidence of the evolution of the Northern Coordinates: 22°51′″S °25′″E.

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The mammalian fauna of Australia is distinctive. Only on the continental island of Australia and the smaller island of New Guinea do representatives occur of all three extant major groups of mammals. Only on the Australian continent, however, do the marsupials exhibit such diversity of.

Woodburne, Michael O. and Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics. The Alcoota fauna, Central Australia: an integrated palaeontological and geological study / by Michael O.

Woodburne Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics Canberra Australian/Harvard Citation. Woodburne, Michael O. & Australia. Description. Alcoota Fauna exciting story of megafauna in Central Australia is presented through displays of the fascinating fossils found at the Alcoota Scientific Reserve, alongside exquisite illustrations, life-size megafauna replicas, Arrernte audio interpretations, and a range of immersive activities that invite children to unearth fossils and interact with palaeontologists in the lab.

Megafauna Central showcases the unique megafauna of Central Australia of the Miocene epoch from the Alcoota Scientific Reserve. Alcoota is an exceptionally rich fossil site located about km north east of Alice Springs, in the centre of Australia. The new species Chelodina (Chelodina) murrayi is described from the late Miocene Alcoota Local Fauna of central Australia, in the Northern Territory.

The new species is based on shell fragments and can be diagnosed by a ventrally reflexed anterior margin of the plastron, a ventrally narrowed cervical scute and strongly dorsally curved margins of the carapace extending from.

The Alcoota Fossil Beds are of particular importance in providing evidence for the evolution of the Northern Territory's fauna and climate.

They are a unique occurrence of well-preserved, often rare, Tertiary vertebrate fossils, the study of which will furnish a better understanding of the modern Australian fauna. They are also significant as a research and. Alcoota.

The open scrub at Alcoota, north-east of Alice Springs, is almost dry enough to qualify as a desert. The mostly flat landscape dotted with low, flat-topped hills echoes closely what the.

The Alcoota Fauna, Central Australia. An Integrated Palaeontological and Geological Study. Commonwealth of Australia, Department of National Development, Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Bulletin Megafauna Central showcases the unique megafauna of Central Australia of the Miocene era from the Alcoota Scientific Reserve.

Alcoota is an exceptionally rich fossil site located about km north east of Alice Springs, in the centre of Australia. Sexual dimorphism in the late Miocene mihirung Dromornis stirtoni (Aves: Dromornithidae) from the Alcoota Local Fauna of central Australia.

Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. DOI: Thylacinus yorkellus is described as a new, moderately small-bodied species of thylacinid from the latest Miocene or, more likely, earliest Pliocene of South Australia.

The new species can be diagnosed by the autapomorphic presence a strongly developed precingulid that terminates in a cuspidule on the anterobuccal face of the paraconid of the lower molars and a tiny basal anterior cuspidule on. The fauna of Australia consists of a huge variety of animals; some 83% of mammals, 89% of reptiles, 90% of fish and insects and 93% of amphibians that inhabit the continent are endemic to Australia.

This high level of endemism can be attributed to the continent's long geographic isolation, tectonic stability, and the effects of an unusual pattern of climate change on the soil and flora over.

Step back to a time when giant goannas and marsupial lions stalked the Australian bush. Imagine herds of two-tonne Diprotodon roaming the plains, and flocks of flightless ducks bigger than emus striding across the shallow inland sea. Prehistoric Giants, the second in the Museum Victoria Nature series, is a guide to the Australian megafauna of the Pleistocene--a time when humans shared the land Reviews: 4.

Fauna of Australia Series Australian Biological Resources Study. The Fauna of Australia volumes collate and present a vast array of knowledge on animal groups present in continental Australia and its external ation for each taxon is provided at the phylum or class level and at the family level.

The new species of emu is not the only unusual find at Alcoota, with the largest bird that ever lived, a three-metre-tall bird that weighed kilograms, an earlier discovery. Located in Lavers Hill in the Victoria region, Fauna Australia Wildlife Retreat has accommodations with free private parking.

The units come with tiled floors and feature a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave, a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom with shower and a hairdryer. References and notes. Thompson, R.B., A guide to the geology and landforms of Central Australia, Northern Territory Geological Survey, Alice Springs, Return to text.; For the African situation uniformitarian geologists describe continuous sedimentation through the Permian, Triassic and early Jurassic periods and erosion during the late Jurassic and Cretaceous.

Although they looked like giant emus, the Dromornis are more closely related to fowl. Dromornis are part of a family of giant birds called Dromornithidae that lived from 8 million years ago until less t years ago. Australia had been separated from the big southern landmass of Gondwana for millions of years by this time.

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