Abstract

[Introduction] In 1933, the writer published a description of the cranial roofing-bones of Dipnorhynchus sussmilchi (Eth. fil.), based on an examination of the external features of the type and only specimen, which is preserved in the Australian Museum, Sydney (Reg. No. F.10813). This dipnoan skull was discovered by Mr. C. A. Süssmilch in the Middle Devonian limestones of Taemas, New South Wales, and was originally described as (?) Ganorhynchus sussmilchi by R. Etheridge, Jnr., in 1906. In 1927, Jaekel erected the new genus Dipnorhynchus for the specimen, the name being accompanied by an unlabelled original figure, but no written description. In view of the fact that the genus Ganorhynchus Traquair is not capable of precise definition and is applicable only to cosmine-covered dipnoan snouts (see Traquair, 1873; Newberry, 1889; Dutertre, 1929; Gross, 1933, 1937), it is undoubtedly preferable to designate the excellently preserved skull from Taemas as a new genus, the name Dipnorhynchus Jaekel being here regarded as valid (see also remarks in Hills, 1933, pp. 634-5).

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Sherbon Hills, 1941, Rec. Aust. Mus. 21(1): 45–55
Author
E. Sherbon Hills
Year
1941
Title
The cranial roof of Dipnorhynchus sussmilchi (Eth. Fil.)
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
21
Issue
1
Start Page
45
End Page
55
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.21.1941.525
Language
English
Plates
plate ix
Date Published
04 July 1941
Cover Date
04 July 1941
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Digitized
29 June 2009
Reference Number
525
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