Abstract

A revised diagnosis of the Pleistocene genus Procoptodon is presented. The species also are revised and diagnosed. Numerous diagnostic characters have been found in the patterns and construction of the teeth. Owen's species Procoptodon goliah (Owen), 1846, Procoptodon rapha Owen, 1873, and Procoptodon pusio Owen, 1873, are recognized. As indicated by Owen, 1874, Pachysiagon otuel is a synonym of Procoptodon pusio. All of these are from late Pleistocene faunas. No specimens of Procoptodon are now known from older faunas. It is thought that a common ancestry of Procoptodon and Sthenurus in the Sthenurinae is much farther back in the Tertiary than has been previously assumed.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Hartman, 1966, Rec. Aust. Mus. 26(17): 361–365
Author
Olga Hartman
Year
1966
Title
New records of some little known Australian polychaetous annelids
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
26
Issue
17
Start Page
361
End Page
365
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.26.1966.685
Language
English
Plates
plates 36–38
Date Published
01 June 1966
Cover Date
01 June 1966
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Digitized
07 April 2009
Available Online
23 July 2009
Reference Number
685
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