Project 683: K. H. Black, M. Archer, S. J. Hand. 2012. New Tertiary Koala (Marsupialia, Phascolarctidae) from Riversleigh, Australia, with a Revision of Phascolarctid Phylogenetics, Paleoecology, and Paleobiodiversity. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 32 (1):125-138.
Specimen: † Priscakoala lucyturnbulli (QM:F20303)
View: Partial left maxilla with M1-3, in occlusal view

Abstract

Here we describe the most plesiomorphic koala yet known. Priscakoala lucyturnbullae, gen. et sp. nov., is the fourth and largest koala species described from Miocene deposits in the Riversleigh World Heritage area, northern Australia. It is known from a maxilla with M1–3 and isolated M2, M3 or M4 and m1. Relationships within the diprotodontian suborder Vombatiformes are clarified using cranial and dental characters based on a data set compiled from new and more complete cranial materials for each of the respective vombatiform families. Monophyly of Phascolarctidae is supported by the development of a protostylid and metastylid on m1. Priscakoala lucyturnbullae is the most plesiomorphic phascolarctid. Inclusion in the analysis of the enigmatic Pliocene genus Koobor, currently classified as Vombatiformes incertae sedis, indicates phascolarctomorphian affinities for the genus.


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Project DOI: 10.7934/P683, http://dx.doi.org/10.7934/P683
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    Taxonomic Overview for Matrix 'M1586' (19 Taxa)

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    [1] † Galadi speciosus
    Last Modified in 12/05/13
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    [2] Cercartetus lepidus
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    [3] Phascolarctos cinereus
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    0727001003
    [4] † Litokoala kutjamarpensis
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    14565601003
    [5] † Nimiokoala greystanesi
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    [6] † Perikoala robusta
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    32383801003
    [7] † Madakoala devisi
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    28424201003
    [8] † Invictokoala monticola
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    [9] † Priscakoala lucyturnbulli
    Last Modified in 12/05/13
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    [10] † Koobor notabilis
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    [11] † Priscileo roskellyae
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    3666602003
    [12] Vombatus ursinus
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    0696902003
    [13] † Warendja wakefieldi
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    [14] † Kuterintja ngama
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    [15] † Namilamadeta albivenator
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    [16] † Marada arcanum
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    [17] † Propalorchestes novaculacephalus
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    [18] † Ngapakaldia tedfordi
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    [19] † Nimbadon lavarackorum
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